Lake Of The Woods County Jail – Baudette, MN

Lake Of The Woods County Jail is in Lake Of The Woods County, Minnesota and is the main jail for that county. Do you know someone locked up in Lake Of The Woods County Jail? This site will tell you all about anything related to Lake Of The Woods County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Lake Of The Woods County Jail intake procedures. Lake Of The Woods County court information. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give information that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that would help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lake Of The Woods County Jail
206 8Th Ave Se
Baudette, MN 56623

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 218-634-1143
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and don’t know how to find them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To see who’s in jail at Lake Of The Woods County Jail you will need to click on their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Lake Of The Woods County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to find information about anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate the information faster if you enter their full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for may be at another jail you should look here: List of all county jails in Minnesota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is the photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Lake Of The Woods County Jail prisoners can be seen online, or you can see them at the Lake Of The Woods County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the person’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 taken down from the Lake Of The Woods County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are locked up, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Lake Of The Woods County Jail will be given time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. Someone will have to put up 10% of the amount that was determined before you can get discharged from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Lake Of The Woods County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it’s easy. To start with, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Lake Of The Woods County Jail

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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
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a number of questions, like your full name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the phone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring required items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be put into the log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Lake Of The Woods County Jail change often, so make sure that you visit the official Lake Of The Woods County Jail 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 . These phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get cut back or cut altogether.

The Lake Of The Woods County Jail phone number is: 218-634-1143

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must write the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the staff, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Lake Of The Woods County Jail:

Lake Of The Woods County Jail
206 8Th Ave Se
Baudette, MN 56623

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lake Of The Woods County Jail
206 8Th Ave Se
Baudette, MN 56623


The mail policy at Lake Of The Woods County Jail can change, so you should check the official 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, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the court system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find an attorney, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a case file containing a docket and every documents in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the online service, or by going to the Lake Of The Woods County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Lake Of The Woods County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records from your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your case, 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 may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Lake Of The Woods County magistrate is the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates do different functions, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could get a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can you need to go to the Lake Of The Woods County jail website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the Lake Of The Woods County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Lake Of The Woods County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Lake Of The Woods County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders on the website, but you should know that you can’t see the precise address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in the case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

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

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

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Lake Of The Woods County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Lake Of The Woods County Jail is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Lake Of The Woods 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 Of The Woods 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 jail inmates could change, so check the official Lake Of The Woods County Jail site before 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 Of The Woods County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lake Of The Woods 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 Of The Woods 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 Lake Of The Woods County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down what you experienced because others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Did you get 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 Lake Of The Woods County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to throw a shout out to someone you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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