Deer Lodge Detention Center – Anaconda, MT

Deer Lodge Detention Center is in Powell County and is the main correctional facility for this area. Do you know somebody locked up at Deer Lodge Detention Center? This guide tells you about everything related to Deer Lodge Detention Centersuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Deer Lodge Detention Center. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you information that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and also any tips or comments that might be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Deer Lodge Detention Center
800 South Main
Anaconda, MT 59711

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 406-563-5241
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and want to locate them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who’s in jail at Deer Lodge Detention Center you should click on their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Deer Lodge Detention Center Inmate Roster is an online list of people who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can also find the same information on anybody processed or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their inmate information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one is at another county jail you will want to look here: Montana County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They will take one and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the website, or you can see them in person at the Deer Lodge Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input their first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Deer Lodge Detention Center site? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might 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 do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners will earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to go back to the jail each day after work, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the Deer Lodge Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Deer Lodge Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will require that they use your assets as collateral.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Powell County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process takes between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate must determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if you do, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must give each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Deer Lodge Detention Center change often, so make sure that you review the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 406-563-5241

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You should print the name, prisoner number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Deer Lodge Detention Center:

Deer Lodge Detention Center
800 South Main
Anaconda, MT 59711

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Deer Lodge Detention Center
800 South Main
Anaconda, MT 59711


The mail policy at Deer Lodge Detention Center changes frequently, so double check the official Deer Lodge Detention Center site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on this, click: How to Find an Attorney in Powell County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the Montana State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a case file containing a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You are able to access your court case records using the internet service, or at the Powell County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Powell County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are kept at the Powell County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge who presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do different functions, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life, which the judge will review when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should ask to have a copy of this report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, just access the Powell County jail website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records online or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings on the website, but remember that you will not be able to get the street address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to the Powell County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not see if they has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback may 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 Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Powell County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Powell County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Deer Lodge 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 Deer Lodge 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 procedure to send money to someone in jail at Deer Lodge Detention Center could change, so you should review the official Deer Lodge Detention Center site when send money to someone in jail 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 Deer Lodge Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Deer Lodge 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 Deer Lodge Detention Center

    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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

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

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Write about your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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