Kanabec County Jail – Mora, MN

Kanabec County Jail is in Kanabec County, MN and is the correctional facility for the county. Know someone in jail at Kanabec County Jail? This guide gives you all about anything related to Kanabec County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Kanabec County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask it, and any tips or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Kanabec County Jail
100 S. Vine
Mora, MN 55051

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 320-679-8402
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

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

To find out who is in jail at Kanabec County Jail you will need to navigate to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Kanabec County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get the same information about anyone who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information quicker if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be in another county jail you will want to check our Minnesota county jail guide: Other County Jails in Minnesota


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is a picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. They take one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Kanabec County Jail prisoners can be searched online, or you can view them at the Kanabec County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter the first and last name, and the 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 removed from the Kanabec County Jail website? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to leave the area.

Typically, an inmate will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to stay jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to be released. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the Kanabec County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Kanabec County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released. 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, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process will take anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must report to start a sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that think that 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 so, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring required items when you go, such as your drivers license or photo ID, prescription medication, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Kanabec County Jail change often, so you should review the jail site before go to the jail 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 . These phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or totally denied.

The Kanabec County Jail phone number is: 320-679-8402

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Kanabec County Jail:

Kanabec County Jail
100 S. Vine
Mora, MN 55051

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Kanabec County Jail
100 S. Vine
Mora, MN 55051


The Kanabec County Jail mail policy changes, so it would be best to double check the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the court system in Kanabec County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a court case file with a docket and each of the documents and motions that have been filed. You can access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Kanabec County magistrate is the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service 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 may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you must go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you will have to visit the Kanabec County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or 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 have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Kanabec County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you can’t see the exact address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to the Kanabec County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t find if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Kanabec County,the Kanabec County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Kanabec County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine. All inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have 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 Kanabec 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 Kanabec 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 funds to people in jail can change, so it would be best to double check the the Kanabec County Jail website when you send money to an inmate.

    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 Kanabec County Jail

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

    • 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 in Kanabec County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Kanabec County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to say wassup to somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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