Gregory County Jail – Burke, SD

Gregory County Jail is in Gregory County, SD and is the jail for that county. Are you looking for someone locked up in Gregory County Jail? This page gives you about everything one might want to know about Gregory County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Gregory County Jail. How to view Gregory County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Gregory County Jail
221 East 8Th Street
Burke, SD 57523

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (605) 775-2626
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and need to find them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to see who is in jail at Gregory County Jail you have to go to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Gregory County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can also find the same information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information quicker if you have the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be at another county jail you can check the other South Dakota county jails in our South Dakota County Jail Guide: Other Jails in South Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is a photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. They will take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Gregory County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Gregory County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be determined by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to leave the area.

In most cases, a prisoner at Gregory County Jail are given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for court, that person will lose that 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 need to call the Gregory County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Gregory County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it is easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

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

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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 the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, must answer some basic questions, like what is your full name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process can take anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate needs to decide on your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to start your sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go into the log for the inmate. All visitors will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Gregory County Jail visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to visit the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, phone privileges may be limited or totally denied.

The Gregory County Jail phone number is: (605) 775-2626

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Gregory County Jail is:

Gregory County Jail
221 East 8Th Street
Burke, SD 57523

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Gregory County Jail
221 East 8Th Street
Burke, SD 57523


The mail policy at Gregory County Jail can change, so double check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is the 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 find a lawyer for you. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the court system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.

To read more about this subject, click: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They contain a file with a docket and all of the documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the website, or at the Gregory County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that rules over your court case. They do different functions, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget you are able to request to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail 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 have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Gregory County court website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Gregory County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these offenders on the website, but remember that you won’t see the precise address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to the Gregory County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to see if someone had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Gregory County,the Gregory County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Gregory County Jail is no fun, eventually you will settle into the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Gregory 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 Gregory 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 someone in jail is likely to change, so it would be best to double check the site when you send money 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 Gregory County Jail

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

    • 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Gregory County Jail?

    If yes, then please tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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