Edmunds County Jail – Ipswich, SD

Edmunds County Jail is in Edmunds County, South Dakota and is the primary correctional facility for that county. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Edmunds County Jail? This guide gives you information about everything you might want to know about Edmunds County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you info that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Edmunds County Jail
210 2Nd Avenue
Ipswich, SD 57451

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 605-426-6262
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and want to contact them?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Edmunds County Jail you have to go to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Edmunds County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find information on anybody booked or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get the information more quickly if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member may be in another county jail you will want to check our South Dakota county jail guide: List of all jails in South Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is the photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. They will take one full face and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re kept on file.

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Mugshots of inmates can be found online, or you can see them in person at the Edmunds County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter 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 get your mugshot taken down from the Edmunds County Jail website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may 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 do bail out of jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

In most cases, inmates can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to get out of jail pending trial. Your bail amount is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined in order to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, that person 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 will need to call the Edmunds County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it’s very simple to do. First of all, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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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 Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You must answer some basic questions, such as your legal name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not 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 from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged. It also depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to decide on your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, you should expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and let them know that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitors will be put in the log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the official Edmunds County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are much pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 605-426-6262

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read by the jail staff, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Edmunds County Jail is:

Edmunds County Jail
210 2Nd Avenue
Ipswich, SD 57451

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Edmunds County Jail
210 2Nd Avenue
Ipswich, SD 57451


The Edmunds County Jail mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you check the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the legal system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are admitted to the South Dakota State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Edmunds County court records are public records. Court records contain a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions in your case. You are able to access your court records with the internet service, or by going to the Edmunds County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Edmunds County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Edmunds County magistrate is the judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to get your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out just access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Edmunds County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Edmunds County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but you should know that you will not see the street address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not find out if that person had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Edmunds County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Edmunds County jail is no fun, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Edmunds 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 Edmunds 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 is likely to change, so be sure to review the official Edmunds County Jail site when you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Edmunds County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Edmunds 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 Edmunds 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Edmunds County Jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Conditions in Edmunds County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Edmunds County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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