Spink County Jail – Redfield, SD

Spink County Jail is located in Spink County, SD and is the main correctional facility for that county. Do you know someone incarcerated at Spink County Jail? This page will tell you info about anything one might want to know about Spink County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Spink County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Spink County court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give information you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Spink County Jail
210 E 7Th Avenue
Redfield, SD 57469

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (605) 472-4595
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To search who’s in jail at Spink County Jail you will need to navigate to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Spink County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people currently in custody, including status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also get the same information on anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information faster if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member may be in another jail you can look here, too: South Dakota County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is a picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Spink County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to put in the inmate’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot removed from the Spink County Jail website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you must agree to be there for your court date, and until then you are not permitted to leave the county.

Typically, prisoners will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to jail at the end of the day after work, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total set in order to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever put up your bail money 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 will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will require that they use your personal assets as collateral.

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

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You must answer a number of questions, such as your legal name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a phone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you have a bond amount or if the magistrate must decide on the bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring required items when you go, for example your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put in a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Spink County Jail visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to review the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should 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, phone calls may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Spink County Jail phone number is: (605) 472-4595

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t send anything in a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read by the jail officers, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Spink County Jail
210 E 7Th Avenue
Redfield, SD 57469

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Spink County Jail
210 E 7Th Avenue
Redfield, SD 57469


The Spink County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you double check the official Spink County Jail site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system in Spink County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a case file with a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in the case. You can access your court case records using the website, or at the Spink County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Spink County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records associated with your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates do many different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Remember you are allowed to request to have your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can just visit the jail’s website, and search by:

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

If you’re not sure if 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 court records on the website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed 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 listings on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the exact address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file containing a court docket and any filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at the Spink County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not be able to find out if that person has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of 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

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Spink County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Spink County Jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Spink 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 Spink 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 money to someone in jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you double check the the Spink County Jail website when 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 Spink County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner at this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in the review:

    • Conditions in Spink County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • 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? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Spink County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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