Barnes County Correctional Facility – Valley City, ND

Barnes County Correctional Facility is in Barnes County and is the primary jail for that region. Do you know somebody in jail at Barnes County Correctional Facility? This site gives you info about everything related to Barnes County Correctional Facility,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Barnes County Correctional Facility? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer info that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Barnes County Correctional Facility
491 2Nd Avenue Nw
Valley City, ND 58072

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 701-845-8532
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who’s in jail at Barnes County Correctional Facility you need to navigate to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Barnes County Correctional Facility Inmate Search is an online list of people who have been arrested, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can also get the same information on anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is in another county jail you will want to check our guide to other North Dakota jails: List of all county jails in North Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen online, or you can view them at the Barnes County Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the person’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Barnes County Correctional Facility site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to leave town.

In most cases, an inmate are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set before you can be released. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Barnes County Correctional Facility or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Barnes County Correctional Facility site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s easy. First, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in these cases request to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to use the telephone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us tips that might help other people to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge must figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late. Just bring required items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered into a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so review the official Barnes County Correctional Facility jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are much 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, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 701-845-8532

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Barnes County Correctional Facility is:

Barnes County Correctional Facility
491 2Nd Avenue Nw
Valley City, ND 58072

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Barnes County Correctional Facility
491 2Nd Avenue Nw
Valley City, ND 58072


The mail policy at Barnes County Correctional Facility can change, so we suggest that you double check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the court system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys, members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records contain a court case file with a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You can access your court case records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim. Keep in mind you are able to ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When 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 jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just just go to the Barnes County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Barnes County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Barnes County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can find these by going to the Barnes County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to get the precise address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a court docket and any documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to 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 different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not discover if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Barnes County,the Barnes County 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

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Barnes County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Barnes County Correctional Facility, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Barnes County Correctional Facility uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending money to Barnes County Correctional Facility inmates is always changing, so be sure to review the official website before 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

    News

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Barnes County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Barnes County Correctional Facility, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Barnes County Correctional Facility

    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 Barnes County Correctional Facility? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Barnes County Correctional Facility.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Want to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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