Fallon County Jail – Baker, MT

Fallon County Jail is located in Fallon County, Montana and is the main correctional facility for the area. Know somebody locked up in Fallon County Jail? This site tells you information about anything one might want to know about Fallon County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Fallon County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Fallon County Jail
10 West Fallon Ave.
Baker, MT 59313

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 406-778-2879
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To see who is in jail at Fallon County Jail you will need to go to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Fallon County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can find info about anybody booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find their arrest information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member may be locked up at a different jail you can look here, too: Montana County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is the photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the Fallon County Jail website, or you can see them at the Fallon County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in the person’s name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Fallon County Jail website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, 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

Naturally, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, prisoners at Fallon County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance 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 have to pay to the court system to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to put up ten percent of the total that was determined so you can get out of jail. If you miss court, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it’s really easy. First of all, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Fallon County

Have you ever had to find a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You must answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged can take from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge must decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell them that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will go into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies change often, so we suggest that you double-check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are generally more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and 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 are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely.

The Fallon County Jail phone number is: 406-778-2879

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and inspected by staff, and the mail will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Fallon County Jail:

Fallon County Jail
10 West Fallon Ave.
Baker, MT 59313

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Fallon County Jail
10 West Fallon Ave.
Baker, MT 59313


The mail policy can change, so be sure to visit the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Fallon County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are members of the Montana State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Montana.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the Fallon County website, or at the Fallon County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Fallon County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Fallon County magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case in court. They do several different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to see a copy of the report before sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be locked up immediately, 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

Do you want to find out if someone is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out you need to query the Fallon County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

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

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Fallon County jail website or you can 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 should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Fallon County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are 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 crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you won’t get the actual address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the documents filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at the Fallon County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Fallon County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to find out if someone had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Fallon County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Fallon County Jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Fallon 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 Fallon 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 funds to people in jail can change, so we suggest that you review the site before you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Fallon County Jail

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

    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:

    • 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 been an inmate at Fallon County Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • 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. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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