Morton County Jail – Mandan, ND

Morton County Jail is located in Morton County, North Dakota and is the main correctional facility for the region. Do you know somebody incarcerated at Morton County Jail? This site will tell you info about everything related to Morton County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Morton County Jail. How to view Morton County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you info that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that would help others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Morton County Jail
205 1St Ave Nw
Mandan, ND 58554

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (701) 667-3330
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to find them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To look up who’s in jail at Morton County Jail you will have to click on their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Morton County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get info on anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to locate the information more quickly if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for might be in another county jail you can look here, too: Other Jails in North Dakota


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshots are online, or you can go in person to the Morton County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Morton County Jail site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, 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

Naturally, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

Usually, an inmate in the Morton County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail 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 Morton County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Morton County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, its easy. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will usually request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer some questions, like what is your full name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any tips that will help other people make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail may take from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, it can depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the judge must determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring approved items with you, such as your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put in a log of visitors for the inmate. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Morton County Jail change often, so review the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, phone calls could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Morton County Jail phone number is: (701) 667-3330

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail will be opened and inspected by the staff, and the mail will get sent back 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 Morton County Jail is:

Morton County Jail
205 1St Ave Nw
Mandan, ND 58554

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Morton County Jail
205 1St Ave Nw
Mandan, ND 58554


The Morton County Jail mail policy can change, so we suggest that you review the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Morton County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in North Dakota.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of 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 court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access your court records using the online service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents related to your court case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Morton County magistrate is the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to see your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can you will have to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Morton County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like court orders. You can find these by contacting the Morton County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the website, but remember that you can’t get the street address, but rather the neighborhood 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 your case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not find out if that person had:

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

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Morton County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Morton County jail is no fun, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required 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 Morton 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 Morton County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending funds to someone in jail at Morton County Jail is always changing, so it would be best to visit 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

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Morton County Jail

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

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have 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 this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Speak Your Mind

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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