Day County Jail – Webster, SD

Day County Jail is in Day County and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Looking for somebody in jail at Day County Jail? This page tells you about everything a person needs to know about Day County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Day County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give advice and information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that could help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Day County Jail
710 West Second Street
Webster, SD 57274

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (605)345-3222
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and need to contact them?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Day County Jail you will need to visit their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Day County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can find info on anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member might be at another jail you can check our guide to other South Dakota jails: List of all county jails in South Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is a photo taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Day County Jail inmates are on the Day County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Day County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in the person’s name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Day County Jail website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. 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 taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, a bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you are required not to travel out of the county.

In most cases, inmates are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will have to go back to jail each day after work, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to be released. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will 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 let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Day County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s really easy. First, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some questions, such as your full name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process takes from 10 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge has to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail, and tell someone that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go, such as a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must give information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put into a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Day County Jail can change, so visit the official Day County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates 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, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (605)345-3222

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by staff, and the mail will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Day County Jail
710 West Second Street
Webster, SD 57274

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Day County Jail
710 West Second Street
Webster, SD 57274


The mail policy changes, so be sure to review the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are admitted to the South Dakota State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law in South Dakota.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in your case. You can access your court case records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that presides on your court case. Magistrates do several different things, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind that you can ask to see your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply just query the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants on the Day County court website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, 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 you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Day County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you will not find the actual address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at the Day County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Day County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a totally 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, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not learn if they had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Day County,the Day County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Day County Jail is very scary, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Day 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 Day County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending funds to inmates at Day County Jail might change, so be sure to review the official website before 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 Day County Jail

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

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 an inmate at Day County Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience so other people will know what to expect.

    What to write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Day County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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