Lawrence County Jail – Deadwood, SD

Lawrence County Jail is in Lawrence County, SD and is the jail for that county. Do you know somebody incarcerated at Lawrence County Jail? This guide gives you information about everything related to Lawrence County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Lawrence County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Lawrence County court information. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer advice and information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and any comments or tips that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lawrence County Jail
Po Box 405 78 Sherman St
Deadwood, SD 57732

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 605-578-2230
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and need to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to see who is in jail at Lawrence County Jail you will have to click on their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Lawrence County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find information about anyone booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one may be at another county jail you can look here: List of all county jails in South Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is the photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Lawrence County Jail prisoners can be searched on the website, or you can see them in person at the Lawrence County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in their name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken off of the Lawrence County Jail site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you must not leave town.

In most cases, a prisoner at Lawrence County Jail can earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will need to post 10 percent of the total that was set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Lawrence County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Lawrence County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it is very simple to do. First of all, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some questions, like what is your legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to use the phone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be 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 issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any tips that will help other people get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process may take anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go into the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Lawrence County Jail visitation procedures change often, so check the jail site before you visit an inmate.

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 . Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.

The Lawrence County Jail phone number is: 605-578-2230

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail will be opened and inspected by staff, and the mail will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Lawrence County Jail:

Lawrence County Jail
Po Box 405 78 Sherman St
Deadwood, SD 57732

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lawrence County Jail
Po Box 405 78 Sherman St
Deadwood, SD 57732


The inmate mail policy at Lawrence County Jail is always changing, so it would be best to review the the Lawrence County Jail website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘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 defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the criminal justice system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on this subject, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Lawrence County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You can access your court case records with the online service, or at the Lawrence County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Lawrence County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents related to your case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and 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 and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Lawrence County magistrate is the person that presides over your case. Magistrates do a number of things, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to ask to have a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you should visit the Lawrence County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Lawrence County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these by going to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on both a national and state 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 are able to see these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you can’t see the street address, rather the address block that 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 includes a docket and any documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records on their website, or at the Lawrence County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t discover if they has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Lawrence County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Lawrence County Jail is no fun, you will soon settle into the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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 funds to Lawrence County Jail inmates can change, so you should check the site before you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Lawrence County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in Lawrence County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Lawrence County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced so other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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