Faulk County Jail – Faulkton, SD

Faulk County Jail is located in Faulk County, SD and is the jail for that county. Are you looking for someone locked up in Faulk County Jail? This site will tell you all about everything related to Faulk County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Faulk County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer info that you’ll need to make going to jail easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Faulk County Jail
Po Bx 157 924 Lafoon Avenue
Faulkton, SD 57438

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 605-598-6229
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and need to find out where they are?

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

In order to search who is in jail at Faulk County Jail you need to click on their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Faulk County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get information about anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get the information quicker if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be at another jail you can check our South Dakota county jail guide: South Dakota County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is a photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. They take one and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can see them at the Faulk County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in their name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Faulk County Jail website? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to leave the area.

Typically, prisoners at Faulk County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to return to the jail every day after work, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was determined so you can get out of jail. If you miss court, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the Faulk County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Faulk County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you must answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? What was you treatment like? Do you know any things that could help other people that get arrested get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail will take from 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will be released. It also will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge has to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will 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 date of your release, expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Only bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a log of visitors for the inmate. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
The Faulk County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to check the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

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 . Calls made in jail are usually 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 a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 605-598-6229

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and inspected by staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Faulk County Jail
Po Bx 157 924 Lafoon Avenue
Faulkton, SD 57438

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Faulk County Jail
Po Bx 157 924 Lafoon Avenue
Faulkton, SD 57438


The Faulk County Jail mail policy changes often, so it would be best to visit the official website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system in Faulk County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Faulk County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the South Dakota State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They have a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions in the case. You are able to access your court records using the online service, or at the Faulk County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Faulk County magistrate is the person that will preside over your court case. They do a number of different things, like deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should ask to receive a copy of this report prior to sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to go to the Faulk County jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Faulk 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 inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Faulk County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but bear in mind that you won’t see the actual address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and any documents filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Faulk County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

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

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

When you do a criminal history search, you will not be able to see if that person has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the Faulk County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Faulk County,the Faulk County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Faulk County jail is very scary, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Faulk 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 Faulk 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 money to jail inmates is likely to change, so check the official Faulk 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 Faulk County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about what you experienced because others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to talk to somebody you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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