Grand Forks County Correctional – Grand Forks, ND

Grand Forks County Correctional is located in Grand Forks County, North Dakota and is the jail for the county. Looking for somebody in jail at Grand Forks County Correctional? This page tells you all about everything a person needs to know about Grand Forks County Correctional,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Grand Forks County court information. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information that you’ll need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Grand Forks County Correctional
1701 North Washington Street
Grand Forks, ND 58203

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (701) 780-8224
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Grand Forks County Correctional you have to visit their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Grand Forks County Correctional Inmate List has information on people currently in custody, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can get info about anybody processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information faster if you enter their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be in a different jail you should look here, too: List of all jails in North Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is a photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and one profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are online, or you can view them at the Grand Forks County Correctional. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in the person’s name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Grand Forks County Correctional website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After booking, a bail amount is set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

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

Usually, inmates in the Grand Forks County Correctional can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to pay ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the Grand Forks County Correctional. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Grand Forks County Correctional website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a number of questions, such as your legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. This process takes anywhere between 15 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate has to decide on how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, you should expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go in the visitors log as an approved visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Grand Forks County Correctional can change, so make sure that you visit the official site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . Jail phone calls are typically more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or totally denied.

Phone Number: (701) 780-8224

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of delivery. You have to write the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and inspected by the staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Grand Forks County Correctional is:

Grand Forks County Correctional
1701 North Washington Street
Grand Forks, ND 58203

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Grand Forks County Correctional
1701 North Washington Street
Grand Forks, ND 58203


The Grand Forks County Correctional inmate mail policy changes, so be sure to review the official Grand Forks County Correctional site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you through the criminal justice system in Grand Forks County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and 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 handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records with the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Grand Forks County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to get a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to 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 a family member of friend is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

You can you need to go to the Grand Forks County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records on the Grand Forks County jail website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear 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 possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings online, but you should know that you will not be able to find the exact address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records on their website, or at the Grand Forks County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t be able to see if they has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Grand Forks County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Grand Forks County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have 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 Grand Forks County Correctional, 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 Grand Forks County Correctional 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 funds to people in jail is always changing, so it would be best to double check the official Grand Forks County Correctional site when you send money 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Grand Forks County Correctional

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Grand Forks County Correctional, 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 Grand Forks County Correctional

    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 at Grand Forks County Correctional? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Grand Forks County Correctional? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

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