Hughes County Jail – Pierre, SD

Hughes County Jail is in Hughes County, SD and is the jail for that region. Know somebody locked up at Hughes County Jail? This site tells you information about everything you might want to know about Hughes County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Hughes County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Hughes County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and advice that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hughes County Jail
3100 E. Hwy 34
Pierre, SD 57501

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 605-773-7475
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to find out where they are?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To look up who’s in jail at Hughes County Jail you will need to navigate to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Hughes County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find info about anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate the information quicker if you enter their full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one may be at another county jail you will want to check the other South Dakota county jails in our South Dakota County Jail Guide: South Dakota County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is the picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Hughes County Jail inmates can be found on the Hughes County Jail website, or you can see them at the Hughes County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the legal name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Hughes County Jail website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to show up for court, and until that day you must not leave the county.

Usually, an inmate can earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will either have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to pay ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the Hughes County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it’s easy if you have the money. First, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Hughes County

Have you ever used a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some simple questions, like your full name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the telephone to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? What was you treatment like? Do you have any things that could help others get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process may take anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get out of jail. It also can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to figure out the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must report to start a sentence, you should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant out 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 they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring necessary items when you go, like your drivers license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so it would be wise to visit the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 605-773-7475

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should print the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Hughes County Jail is:

Hughes County Jail
3100 E. Hwy 34
Pierre, SD 57501

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hughes County Jail
3100 E. Hwy 34
Pierre, SD 57501


The mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you review the the Hughes County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the complicated legal system in Hughes County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Hughes County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents that have been filed in the case. You can access your court records with the website, or at the Hughes County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records from your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Hughes County court magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your case. They do different functions, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim. Be sure to remember that you should ask to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the Hughes County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Hughes County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and 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 be able to see the precise address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t find out if someone had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Hughes County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Hughes County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to 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 Hughes 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 Hughes County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending money to inmates changes, so be sure to visit the 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hughes County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Hughes County Jail?

    If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Hughes County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to talk to somebody you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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