Charles Mix County Jail – Lake Andes, SD

Charles Mix County Jail is located in Charles Mix County, SD and is the main jail for the area. Looking for someone incarcerated at Charles Mix County Jail? This site tells you about anything you might want to know about Charles Mix County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Charles Mix County Jail. How to view Charles Mix County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Charles Mix County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to offer info that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Charles Mix County Jail
501 J St
Lake Andes, SD 57356

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (605) 487-7625
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to search who’s in jail at Charles Mix County Jail you will have to visit their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Charles Mix County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons currently in custody, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find information about anybody booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information faster if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for is incarcerated at a different jail you will want to look here, too: Other Jails in South Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Charles Mix County Jail prisoners can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Charles Mix County Jail. When viewing online you will need to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Charles Mix County Jail website? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record 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 many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is determined by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave the area.

Usually, an inmate will earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Charles Mix County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it is really easy. First of all, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released. 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 should try a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, 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

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out 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 intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to make a phone call so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any tips that might help other people get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process may take from 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get out of jail. It also will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge must figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will have to provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so you should double-check the official Charles Mix County Jail 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (605) 487-7625

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. Clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Charles Mix County Jail:

Charles Mix County Jail
501 J St
Lake Andes, SD 57356

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Charles Mix County Jail
501 J St
Lake Andes, SD 57356


The Charles Mix County Jail mail policy is always changing, so double check the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.

For more info on this subject, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the South Dakota State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records include a case file with a docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You can access your court records using the Charles Mix County website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrates do several different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, 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 the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you must report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Charles Mix County jail 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 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 the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Charles Mix County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but you should know that you will not find the actual address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not be able to find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Charles Mix County,the 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

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Charles Mix County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Charles Mix 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 Charles Mix 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 someone in jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you visit the the Charles Mix County Jail website when you send funds 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Charles Mix County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Charles Mix 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 Charles Mix 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Charles Mix County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to find somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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