Mineral County Jail – Superior, MT

Mineral County Jail is in Mineral County and is the jail for the county. Know someone locked up in Mineral County Jail? This guide gives you information about anything one might want to know about Mineral County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Mineral County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Mineral County court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Mineral County Jail
300 River Street
Superior, MT 59872

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 406-822-3555
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to search who’s in jail at Mineral County Jail you will need to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Mineral County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can find the same information on anyone booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be at another county jail you will want to look here, too: List of all jails in Montana


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one face photo and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the Mineral County Jail website, or you can see them at the Mineral County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input their legal name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Mineral County Jail website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this can 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 are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to leave the area.

Typically, a prisoner in the Mineral County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day after work, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order for you to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Mineral County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a 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
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process will take between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate must figure out your bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Just bring necessary items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put into the log as an approved visitor. All visitors will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so it would be wise to check the official site before you go.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 406-822-3555

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in 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 reviewed by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Mineral County Jail
300 River Street
Superior, MT 59872

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Mineral County Jail
300 River Street
Superior, MT 59872


The mail policy changes, so it would be best to visit the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find an attorney, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender has access to investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a court case file with a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the Mineral County website, or by going to the Mineral County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents associated with your case are held at Mineral County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, like determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind you are able to ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can you need to access the Mineral County jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants online or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be 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 crime. You are able to see these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t get the actual address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to the Mineral County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t be able to see if they has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the Mineral County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Mineral County,the Mineral County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Mineral County Jail is very scary, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Mineral 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 Mineral 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 rules for sending funds to inmates at Mineral County Jail changes, so be sure to double check the the Mineral County Jail website when you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Mineral County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to say wassup to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Write your message below.

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