Brule County Jail – Chamberlain, SD

Brule County Jail is in Brule County, SD and is the jail for that area. Looking for somebody locked up at Brule County Jail? This page gives you information about anything you might want to know about Brule County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Brule County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the advice and information you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Brule County Jail
201 W. Kellam Ave.
Chamberlain, SD 57325

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 605-234-4443
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who is in jail at Brule County Jail you should visit their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Brule County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get the same information on anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their arrest information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at another jail you will want to check our guide to other South Dakota jails: Other Jails in South Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Brule County Jail inmates can be found on the Brule County Jail website, or you can view them at the Brule County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter their legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Brule County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you are required to agree to show up for court, and until then you are required not to leave the area.

Typically, inmates at Brule County Jail will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to live in 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 get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to pay 10% of the amount set in order to get out of jail. If you miss your court date, the person that paid your bail will not 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 Brule County Jail. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – they will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will usually request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process will take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get discharged. It also will depend on whether you have a bond amount or if a judge still needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of visitors for the inmate. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Brule County Jail frequently change, so double-check the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden.

The Brule County Jail phone number is: 605-234-4443

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail will be opened and examined and read by the jail staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Brule County Jail is:

Brule County Jail
201 W. Kellam Ave.
Chamberlain, SD 57325

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Brule County Jail
201 W. Kellam Ave.
Chamberlain, SD 57325


The mail policy at Brule County Jail changes, so it would be best to visit the the Brule County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Brule County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a court case file with a docket sheet and each of the documents in your case. You have the ability to access your court records using the online service, or at the Brule County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records relating to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your court case, which include 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 Brule County court magistrate is the judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrates do different tasks, like determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind that you should ask to get your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, you will have to access the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think 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 might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records online or call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear 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, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t get the actual address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and all documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, 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 databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not find if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Brule County,the Brule County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Brule County Jail is very scary, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm at six in the morning, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to 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 Brule 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 Brule 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 procedure to send funds to inmates at Brule County Jail is always changing, so be sure to visit the official Brule County Jail site before you send funds 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Brule County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in Brule County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in the review:

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


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to reconnect with someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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