Kingsbury County Jail – Desmet, SD

Kingsbury County Jail is located in Kingsbury County, SD and is the primary jail for the region. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Kingsbury County Jail? This page tells you all about anything you might need to know about Kingsbury County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Kingsbury County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Kingsbury County Jail intake procedures. Kingsbury County court information. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and tips you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have questions, just ask them, and any tips or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Kingsbury County Jail
204 2Nd Street Se
Desmet, SD 57231

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 605-854-3339
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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 need to find them?

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

To see who is in jail at Kingsbury County Jail you need to go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Kingsbury County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get info on anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate their arrest information faster if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be in another county jail you should look here: South Dakota County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is the picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found online, or you can see them in person at the Kingsbury County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to input their full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken down from the Kingsbury County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, 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

Obviously, if you are locked up, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be determined by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you can’t leave the county.

In most cases, inmates are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to stay the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to pay ten percent of the total that was set before you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its easy. First of all, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman may ask to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Kingsbury County

Have you ever had to find a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • 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 takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer some basic questions, like your full name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us tips that could help other people that get arrested to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. This process can take between 30 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. It also can depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate must figure out how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the official Kingsbury County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or totally denied.

The Kingsbury County Jail phone number is: 605-854-3339

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You have to write the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and reviewed by the staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Kingsbury County Jail
204 2Nd Street Se
Desmet, SD 57231

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Kingsbury County Jail
204 2Nd Street Se
Desmet, SD 57231


The mail policy at Kingsbury County Jail is always changing, so you should review the the Kingsbury 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 have particular rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the South Dakota State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They have a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the Kingsbury County website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Kingsbury County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records associated with your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Kingsbury County magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, like setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to get a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

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

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Kingsbury County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not find the street address, but only 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 contains a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the Kingsbury County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t be able to see if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Kingsbury County,the Kingsbury County Sheriff 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 Kingsbury County jail is no fun, eventually you will settle into the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6am, and then roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have 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 Kingsbury 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 Kingsbury 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 at Kingsbury County Jail could change, so you should double check the the Kingsbury County Jail website when you send any funds.

    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 Kingsbury County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Kingsbury 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 Kingsbury 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 there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your jail experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Kingsbury County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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