Stanley County Jail – Fort Pierre, SD

Stanley County Jail is in Stanley County, South Dakota and is the primary jail for the county. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Stanley County Jail? This site tells you all about everything you might want to know about Stanley County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Stanley County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the information and tips you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Stanley County Jail
08 E. 2Nd Avenue
Fort Pierre, SD 57352

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 605-223-7792
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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 need to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Stanley County Jail you will have to go to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Stanley County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find information on anyone processed or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can find their arrest information fast if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be incarcerated at a different jail you can look here: List of all county jails in South Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is a picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

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Mugshots can be seen online, or you can see them in person at the Stanley County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter their name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Stanley County Jail site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must promise to show up for court, and until that date you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

In most cases, an inmate in the Stanley County Jail will be given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to go back to the jail each day after work, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that 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 Stanley County Jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Stanley County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it is very simple to do. To start with, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Stanley County Jail

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes 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.
  • The first step is that you have to answer a number of questions, such as your full name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. 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 the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitors will go into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Stanley County Jail can change, so it would be wise to visit the official Stanley County Jail jail site before go to the jail to 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 . Calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls may be limited or forbidden.

The Stanley County Jail phone number is: 605-223-7792

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail is opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will be 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 Stanley County Jail, use this address:

Stanley County Jail
08 E. 2Nd Avenue
Fort Pierre, SD 57352

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Stanley County Jail
08 E. 2Nd Avenue
Fort Pierre, SD 57352


The Stanley County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so you should check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or relative locate a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law in South Dakota.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They include a file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed. You can access your court records with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are maintained at the Stanley County Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Stanley County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember that you can request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants online or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Stanley 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 the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these listings online, but remember that you will not see the street address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a court docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at the Stanley County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if they had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Stanley County courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Stanley County Jail is no fun, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Stanley 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 Stanley 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 inmates at Stanley County Jail is likely to change, so be sure to check the official Stanley County Jail site when 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 Stanley County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up at this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Stanley County Jail?

    If so, then please tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? 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 it affect you to go to jail?

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

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to talk to a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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