Roberts County Jail – Sisseton, SD

Roberts County Jail is in Roberts County and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Looking for somebody at Roberts County Jail? This page will tell you info about anything a person needs to know about Roberts County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Roberts County Jail. How to view Roberts County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Roberts County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give information and advice that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that would help others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Roberts County Jail
11924 Bia Hwy 700
Sisseton, SD 57262

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 605-698-7667
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

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

To search who is in jail at Roberts County Jail you will need to go to their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Roberts County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can find the same information on anybody processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information fast if you have your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one might be in a different jail you should look here: Other County Jails in South Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Roberts County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the person’s name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Roberts County Jail site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, 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, once you’re locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, bail will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may 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 released from jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Typically, inmates at Roberts County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to live in 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 have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set in order for you to be released from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever paid 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 or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Roberts County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, it is really easy. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Roberts County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process can take anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, it will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitation log for the inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so it would be wise to visit the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to 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 are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 605-698-7667

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You should write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail is opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Roberts County Jail, use this address:

Roberts County Jail
11924 Bia Hwy 700
Sisseton, SD 57262

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Roberts County Jail
11924 Bia Hwy 700
Sisseton, SD 57262


The Roberts County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to review the official website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers, admitted to the South Dakota State Bar Association and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed during your court case. You can access your court case records with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records related to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person who presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you should request to have a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to access the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail 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 for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings on the website, but you should know that you can’t get the street address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to the Roberts County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t 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.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Roberts County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Roberts County jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required 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 Roberts 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 Roberts 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 someone in jail at Roberts County Jail could change, so you should double check the official website before you send any money.

    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 Roberts County Jail

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

    • 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 spent any time in Roberts County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Write about your experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Conditions in Roberts County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Roberts County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to reconnect with a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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