Beadle County Jail – Huron, SD

Beadle County Jail is located in Beadle County and is the main jail for the area. Looking for someone incarcerated at Beadle County Jail? This page tells you info about anything you might need to know about Beadle County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Beadle County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information that you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that would help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Beadle County Jail
455 4Th Street Southwest
Huron, SD 57350

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (605) 353-8424
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Beadle County Jail you will have to click on their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Beadle County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can get the same information for anyone processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate their arrest information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for might be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our South Dakota county jail guide: South Dakota County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is a photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can view them at the Beadle County Jail. When viewing online you need to put in the prisoner’s name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken off of the Beadle County Jail site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, 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

Once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you must agree to go to your court date, and until that date you are required not to leave the county.

Usually, an inmate will earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay the jail every day after work, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Beadle County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

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

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Beadle County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. So, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get out of jail. Also, it depends on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the judge has to determine your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a date of your release, you should expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be entered into the visitors log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Beadle County Jail change often, so make sure that you double-check the official 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 . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, 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 privileges might get cut back or forbidden.

The Beadle County Jail phone number is: (605) 353-8424

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You should write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Beadle County Jail:

Beadle County Jail
455 4Th Street Southwest
Huron, SD 57350

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Beadle County Jail
455 4Th Street Southwest
Huron, SD 57350


The mail policy at Beadle County Jail is always changing, so be sure to double check the the Beadle County Jail website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in Beadle County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Beadle County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a case file containing a docket and all documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records related to your court case are held at Beadle County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs 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 may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Beadle County court magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Remember that you can ask to see a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. 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 must turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, just query the jail’s website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Beadle County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not see the precise address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not learn if they has had any:

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Beadle County,the Beadle County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Beadle County Jail is very scary, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Beadle 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 Beadle 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 money to jail inmates changes, so double check the official website 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Beadle County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Beadle 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 Beadle County Jail

    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:

    • 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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner 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 to tell. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Beadle County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story About Beadle County Jail

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    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to find someone you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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