Pembina County Correctional Center – Cavalier, ND

Pembina County Correctional Center is located in Pembina County and is the primary jail for that county. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Pembina County Correctional Center? This page tells you info about anything you might want to know about Pembina County Correctional Center,such as: Find an inmate at Pembina County Correctional Center. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give info that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Pembina County Correctional Center
308 Courthouse Drive
Cavalier, ND 58220

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (701)265-4122
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and want to find them?

Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To look up who is in jail at Pembina County Correctional Center you should click on their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Pembina County Correctional Center Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can get the same information about anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their inmate information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you will want to look here, too: North Dakota County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is the photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side picture. Your name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the Pembina County Correctional Center website, or you can go in person to the Pembina County Correctional Center. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in the prisoner’s full name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Pembina County Correctional Center site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must promise to show up for court, and until that date you must not go out of town.

Typically, prisoners are given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set in order to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the Pembina County Correctional Center. 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 find out how much their bail is on the Pembina County Correctional Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its really easy. First of all, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full legal name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street 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

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate has to determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will 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, plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late. Just bring approved items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put into the visitation log for the inmate. Each visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so make sure that you visit the official Pembina County Correctional Center jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about 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 disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or cut altogether.

The Pembina County Correctional Center phone number is: (701)265-4122

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail is opened and inspected by staff, and will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Pembina County Correctional Center:

Pembina County Correctional Center
308 Courthouse Drive
Cavalier, ND 58220

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pembina County Correctional Center
308 Courthouse Drive
Cavalier, ND 58220


The Pembina County Correctional Center mail policy changes often, so visit the official Pembina County Correctional Center site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated court system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on this, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are members of the North Dakota State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Pembina County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records include a file containing a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the website, or at the Pembina County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part 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 court records from your court case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember that you should ask to see your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to go to the Pembina County jail website, and search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but you should know that you will not see the street address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t be able to find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the Pembina County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Pembina County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get 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 Pembina County Correctional Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

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

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send money to jail inmates changes, so we suggest that you double check the 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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    News and Media

    News

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Pembina County Correctional Center

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

    Apply for a Job at Pembina County Correctional Center

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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 this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story About Pembina County Correctional Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to find a person you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Pembina County Correctional Center


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