Hyde County Jail – Highmore, SD

Hyde County Jail is located in Hyde County, South Dakota and is the primary jail for the county. Looking for somebody at Hyde County Jail? This page tells you information about everything a person needs to know about Hyde County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Hyde County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Hyde County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that could help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hyde County Jail
Po Box 521
Highmore, SD 57345

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 605-852-2513
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to find them?

To search who’s in jail at Hyde County Jail you will have to navigate to their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Hyde County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can get info for anybody processed or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information faster if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one may be in another jail you can check the other South Dakota county jails in our South Dakota County Jail Guide: List of all jails in South Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They take one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the website, or you can go in person to the Hyde County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the person’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken down from the Hyde County Jail website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a public record. You 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.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to leave town.

In most cases, a prisoner are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to pay 10% of the amount set before you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Hyde County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. 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 never fun, but usually, it’s easy. First, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they will not take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman may require that they use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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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
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, street address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take from 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged. It also depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge must determine how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring necessary items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitors will go into the log as an approved visitor. All visitors must provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to double-check the official Hyde County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are usually more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 605-852-2513

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You should write the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter. Do not mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Hyde County Jail
Po Box 521
Highmore, SD 57345

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hyde County Jail
Po Box 521
Highmore, SD 57345


The Hyde County Jail mail policy can change, so double check the official Hyde County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the South Dakota State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

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 have a case file containing a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You have the ability to access your court records using the Hyde County website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records from your court case are available at the Hyde County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Hyde County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your court case. They do different tasks, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life, which the judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you should request to have your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you will have to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Hyde County jail website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Hyde County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people 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 on the website, but remember that you will not find the exact address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your account may help other people.

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hyde County,the Hyde County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Hyde County jail is very scary, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6am, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat 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 Hyde 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 Hyde 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 someone in jail might change, so you should check the the Hyde County Jail website when send funds to someone in jail 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hyde County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hyde 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 Hyde 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 been incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Conditions in Hyde County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Hyde County Jail


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