Marshall County Jail – Britton, SD

Marshall County Jail is located in Marshall County, SD and is the correctional facility for this area. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Marshall County Jail? This guide will tell you information about anything a person needs to know about Marshall County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give info that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask it, and also any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Marshall County Jail
911 Vanderhorck
Britton, SD 57430

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 605-448-5181
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to contact them?

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

To search who is in jail at Marshall County Jail you have to visit their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Marshall County Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get the same information for anybody booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for is in a different jail you will want to look here, too: South Dakota County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Marshall County Jail prisoners are on the website, or you can see them at the Marshall County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in the person’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Marshall County Jail website? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would 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.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, 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

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you must not leave the county.

Usually, inmates will be given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to post ten percent of the total that was determined so you can be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Marshall County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it is easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may use your personal assets as collateral.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Marshall County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released 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 jail intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a bunch of questions, like your legal name, street address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail takes between 15 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. It also might depend on whether you have a cash bond or if a judge has to determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and let them know that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed with you, for example a driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. This information will go in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will have to provide proof of identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so you should double-check the official Marshall County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically more expensive 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 a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 605-448-5181

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Marshall County Jail
911 Vanderhorck
Britton, SD 57430

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Marshall County Jail
911 Vanderhorck
Britton, SD 57430


The inmate mail policy at Marshall County Jail changes frequently, so you should check the official Marshall County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the legal system in Marshall County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this subject, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Marshall County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a file containing a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides on your case. Magistrate judges do many different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to get a copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you should access the jail’s website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Marshall County court website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Marshall County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these by going to the Marshall County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders on the website, but you should know that you won’t see the actual address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and any filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to the Marshall County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

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

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not find out if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Marshall County,the Marshall County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Marshall County Jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine. Expect an alarm to wake up at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Marshall 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 Marshall 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 changes, so be sure to double check the site before you send funds to an inmate there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Marshall County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Marshall 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 Marshall 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 in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Marshall County Jail?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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