Sanborn County Jail – Woonsocket, SD

Sanborn County Jail is in Sanborn County, South Dakota and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Looking for somebody in jail at Sanborn County Jail? This site will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about Sanborn County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Sanborn County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give info you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Sanborn County Jail
604 West 6Th Street
Woonsocket, SD 57385

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (605) 796-4511
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To find out who is in jail at Sanborn County Jail you should go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Sanborn County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can find information about anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to look here, too: List of all county jails in South Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is a picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will be in the photos, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Sanborn County Jail inmates can be searched on the Sanborn County Jail website, or you can see them at the Sanborn County Jail. When viewing online you will need to put in the inmate’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken down from the Sanborn County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you are required not to travel out of the county.

In most cases, an inmate are given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the Sanborn County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its easy if you have the money. First, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be discharged. 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 use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Sanborn County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to talk to 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 able to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, it can depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered in a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so check the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden completely.

The Sanborn County Jail phone number is: (605) 796-4511

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and inspected by the staff, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Sanborn County Jail is:

Sanborn County Jail
604 West 6Th Street
Woonsocket, SD 57385

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sanborn County Jail
604 West 6Th Street
Woonsocket, SD 57385


The inmate mail policy at Sanborn County Jail changes frequently, so it would be best to review the the Sanborn County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘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 lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Sanborn County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in South Dakota.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Sanborn County court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the Sanborn County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of things, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember you are able to request to receive a copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you will have to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Sanborn County court website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Sanborn County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sanborn County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed 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 view this information on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to get the actual address, just the block 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 containing a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access your court records on the website, or at the Sanborn County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t learn if they has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Sanborn County,the Sanborn County Sheriff 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

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Sanborn County Jail is no fun, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Sanborn 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 Sanborn 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 procedure to send funds to inmates might change, so we suggest that you review the official website when 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 Sanborn County Jail

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

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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