Nobles County Jail – Worthington, MN

Nobles County Jail is located in Nobles County, MN and is the main jail for the region. Do you know someone locked up at Nobles County Jail? This site gives you about anything related to Nobles County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Nobles County Jail? How to view Nobles County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Nobles County court information. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you information and tips you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Nobles County Jail
1530 Airport Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 507-295-5378
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To search who’s in jail at Nobles County Jail you need to click on their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Nobles County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info about anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to find the information fast if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be in another county jail you can look here: Minnesota County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photo, is a photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They take one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched online, or you can view them at the Nobles County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the person’s full name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Nobles County Jail website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be set by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and until then you are required not to leave the area.

Usually, an inmate at Nobles County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was set in order to be released. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Nobles County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, its easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman might ask to use assets as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • 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 intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process can take anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether or not you have a bond amount or if the judge has to determine your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, you should plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring necessary items with you, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Nobles County Jail can change, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 507-295-5378

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Nobles County Jail is:

Nobles County Jail
1530 Airport Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Nobles County Jail
1530 Airport Road
Worthington, MN 56187


The Nobles County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so we suggest that you double check the the Nobles County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find an attorney, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers, admitted to the Minnesota State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Nobles County court records are public records. Court records have a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in your case. You are able to access court records with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date to report 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 a family member of friend is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you will have to query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the street address, just 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 court case file that contains a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you will not find if someone has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could 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 Nobles 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

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Nobles County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required 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 Nobles 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 Nobles County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending money to jail inmates is likely to change, so we suggest that you review the official 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Nobles County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Nobles 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 Nobles 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 locked up in Nobles County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Nobles County Jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to reconnect with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

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