Moody County Jail – Flandreau, SD

Moody County Jail is located in Moody County, SD and is the main jail for the county. Do you know somebody locked up at Moody County Jail? This guide gives you about anything one might want to know about Moody County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you advice and information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Moody County Jail
108 East Pipestone Avenue
Flandreau, SD 57028

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (605) 997-2423
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and want to locate them?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to see who’s in jail at Moody County Jail you will need to visit their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Moody County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can get info on anybody arrested and booked or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information fast if you have the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one is at another jail you will want to look here, too: List of all county jails in South Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is the photograph that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Moody County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the inmate’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Moody County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to leave the area.

Typically, inmates will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail 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 Moody County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Moody 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, its very simple to do. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the telephone to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take between 15 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge has to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant out 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. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of visitors for the inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so it would be wise to check the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to 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 every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (605) 997-2423

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and read by the jail staff, and will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Moody County Jail
108 East Pipestone Avenue
Flandreau, SD 57028

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Moody County Jail
108 East Pipestone Avenue
Flandreau, SD 57028


The mail policy can change, so it would be best to double check the 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, one of these being the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on this, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They include a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents filed during your court case. You can access your court records with the online service, or by going to the Moody County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records from your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case in court. They do different tasks, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you need to query the Moody County jail website, and search using:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

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

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Moody County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records on their website, or at the Moody County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually will not be able to see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Moody County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine. You will get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Moody 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 Moody 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 process for sending money to inmates could change, so it would be best to double check the site before you send money 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 Moody County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Moody 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 Moody 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Moody County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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