Tripp County Jail – Winner, SD

Tripp County Jail is in Tripp County, SD and is the primary jail for that region. Do you know someone at Tripp County Jail? This site tells you info about anything you might want to know about Tripp County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Tripp County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you advice and information that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that might help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Tripp County Jail
200 East 3Rd Street
Winner, SD 57580

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (605) 842-3600
Fax Number:

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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?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who’s in jail at Tripp County Jail you will have to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Tripp County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can find the same information on anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member is in another jail you can check our guide to other South Dakota jails: List of all county jails in South Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is a photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Tripp County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and an arrest 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 Tripp County Jail website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, 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, once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to return to the jail each day after work, or you may get to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to post ten percent of the total set before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Tripp County Jail. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, its very simple to do. First of all, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – they will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, 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. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman may use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to use the telephone to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please share your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Do you have any things that could help other people get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. It also might depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge has to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Only bring allowed items with you, such as your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Tripp County Jail visitation procedures change often, so check the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

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 a lot more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (605) 842-3600

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the jail officers, and will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Tripp County Jail
200 East 3Rd Street
Winner, SD 57580

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Tripp County Jail
200 East 3Rd Street
Winner, SD 57580


The mail policy can change, so it would be best to review the official Tripp County Jail site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have 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 get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this subject, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in South Dakota.

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

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They have a court case file with a docket and all documents and motions in your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records associated with your court case are kept and available to you at the Tripp County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get locked up immediately, or given a date to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to visit the jail’s website, and search by:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records on the website or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Tripp County jail, by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by going to the Tripp County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information on the internet, but you should know that you will not get the exact address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t be able to see if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the Tripp County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Tripp County,the Tripp County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Tripp County jail is no fun, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Tripp 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 Tripp County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending money to Tripp County Jail inmates might change, so it would be best to check the official website when send funds to someone in jail 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 Tripp County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Tripp 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 Tripp 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 been incarcerated at Tripp County Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone there?

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

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Conditions in Tripp County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Write your message below.

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