Eddy County Jail – New Rockford, ND

Eddy County Jail is located in Eddy County, North Dakota and is the jail for this county. Know somebody locked up at Eddy County Jail? This site will tell you information about anything one might want to know about Eddy County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Eddy County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Eddy County Jail
524 Central Ave
New Rockford, ND 58356

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (701) 947-5515
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who is in jail at Eddy County Jail you need to click on their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Eddy County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information for anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their inmate information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member may be locked up at a different jail you can look here: North Dakota County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is a picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the Eddy County Jail website, or you can view them at the Eddy County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in the person’s name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Eddy County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, 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

Obviously, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until then you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

In most cases, a prisoner will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is dictated by how serious your crime is. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set so you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including 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 a fun thing, but in some cases, it is easy. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Eddy County Jail

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some basic questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us tips that will help other people that get arrested make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge must decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and let them know that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, like a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitors log for the inmate. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should visit the official jail site before you go.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Eddy County Jail phone number is: (701) 947-5515

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Eddy County Jail:

Eddy County Jail
524 Central Ave
New Rockford, ND 58356

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Eddy County Jail
524 Central Ave
New Rockford, ND 58356


The Eddy County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so you should visit the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Eddy County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the North Dakota State Bar and are licensed to practice law in North Dakota.

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 and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept at Eddy County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Eddy County court magistrate is the judge that rules over your case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can you need to go to the Eddy County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there 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, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see this information on the website, but bear in mind that you can’t find the exact address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

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

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the Eddy County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Eddy County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Eddy County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After 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 Eddy 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 Eddy 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 process for sending money to jail inmates might change, so be sure to check the site when you send any funds.

    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 Eddy County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Eddy 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 Eddy 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:

    • 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 spent any time in Eddy County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Want to reconnect with someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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