Roosevelt County Detention Center – Wolf Point, MT

Roosevelt County Detention Center is in Roosevelt County and is the main jail for the region. Do you know someone at Roosevelt County Detention Center? This guide tells you info about everything you might want to know about Roosevelt County Detention Centersuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Roosevelt County Detention Center. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Roosevelt County Detention Center intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you information and tips you need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that might help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Roosevelt County Detention Center
416 1/2 2Nd Avenue South
Wolf Point, MT 59201

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 406.653.6240
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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 don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who is in jail at Roosevelt County Detention Center you should click on their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Roosevelt County Detention Center Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also find information on anyone booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information fast if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member is in a different jail you should look here: Montana County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is the photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They take one and a side picture. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the website, or you can view them at the Roosevelt County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the person’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot removed from the Roosevelt County Detention Center site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, 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

Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may 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 promise to show up for court, and you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Typically, a prisoner at Roosevelt County Detention Center will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to stay the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the Roosevelt County Detention Center. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it’s very simple to do. First, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually require that they use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, have to answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call to 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 might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process may take between 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it will depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge has to figure out the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, plan to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell someone that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you review the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Roosevelt County Detention Center phone number is: 406.653.6240

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail is opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Roosevelt County Detention Center is:

Roosevelt County Detention Center
416 1/2 2Nd Avenue South
Wolf Point, MT 59201

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Roosevelt County Detention Center
416 1/2 2Nd Avenue South
Wolf Point, MT 59201


The inmate mail policy at Roosevelt County Detention Center is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the legal system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a court case file containing a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court records using the Roosevelt County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Roosevelt County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your case are held at Roosevelt County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that rules over your court case. Magistrates do many different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Don’t forget that you can ask to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to 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 could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you must go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should access the Roosevelt County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or you can call the jail. 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. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Roosevelt County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you will not get the precise address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket and all documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete 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 or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you won’t learn if that person has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Roosevelt County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Roosevelt County Detention Center is quite unpleasant, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. Expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Roosevelt County 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 Roosevelt County 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 Roosevelt County Detention Center could change, so you should review the official website 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Roosevelt County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Roosevelt County 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 Roosevelt County Detention Center

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in Roosevelt County Detention Center? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can learn what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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

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    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to find someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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