Lake County Jail – Two Harbors, MN

Lake County Jail is in Lake County and is the correctional facility for this county. Do you know somebody locked up in Lake County Jail? This site tells you info about everything one might want to know about Lake County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Lake County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to offer advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lake County Jail
613 3Rd Ave
Two Harbors, MN 55616

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (218) 834-8385
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To look up who is in jail at Lake County Jail you will need to navigate to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Lake County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can find information on anybody booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find their arrest information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for is in a different jail you will want to look here: Minnesota County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is the photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the Lake County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Lake County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the prisoner’s name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot erased from the Lake County Jail site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are locked up, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Usually, prisoners at Lake County Jail will earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your charges are. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined in order for you to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the Lake County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, including 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 Lake County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it’s really easy. First of all, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released into your care. 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 just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman may request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take? What was you treatment like? Can you share any secrets that will help other people make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, it depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge must determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring approved items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go in the visitors log as an Authorized visit. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Lake County Jail frequently change, so visit the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (218) 834-8385

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should write the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and read by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Lake County Jail is:

Lake County Jail
613 3Rd Ave
Two Harbors, MN 55616

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lake County Jail
613 3Rd Ave
Two Harbors, MN 55616


The mail policy is always changing, so be sure to visit the the Lake County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find an attorney, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers that are members of the Minnesota State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Lake County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket sheet and all of the documents filed during your court case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All records related to your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case. Magistrates do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind you can request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you must report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just just query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check court records on the Lake County jail 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 ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Lake County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Lake County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view this information online, but remember that you will not be able to find the street address, but only the address block that 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 that contains a court docket and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

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

If you do a criminal records check, you will not find if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story could 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 Lake County,the Lake County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Lake County Jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Lake 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 Lake 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 someone in jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you double check the official Lake County Jail site when send money 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 Lake County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lake 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 Lake 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 an inmate at Lake County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Conditions in Lake County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Throw a shout out to Lake County Jail


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