Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center – Breckenridge, MN

Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center is located in Wilkin County, MN and is the jail for that area. Are you looking for someone in jail at Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center? This page gives you all about anything a person needs to know about Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center,such as: How to locate an inmate at Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that might help other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center
515 Dacotah Avenue
Breckenridge, MN 56520-0030

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 218-643-1205
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and need to locate them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To search who is in jail at Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center you will have to go to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center Inmate Roster is an online list of persons currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can get info about anyone processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate the information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for might be incarcerated at a different jail you should look here, too: Minnesota County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is a photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are online, or you can see them at the Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter their first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your crime is. You will need to pay ten percent of the total that was determined so you can be released. If you don’t go to court, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the jail. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, its simple to do if you have the money. First, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released. 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 it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to 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
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you must answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to use the phone so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your 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 get discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get let go. It also might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge must determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring required items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will go into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. All visitors will be required to provide identification. Visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so visit the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive 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, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 218-643-1205

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You should write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail will be opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center:

Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center
515 Dacotah Avenue
Breckenridge, MN 56520-0030

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center
515 Dacotah Avenue
Breckenridge, MN 56520-0030


The mail policy at Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center changes frequently, so it would be best to double check the official Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you through the court system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Wilkin County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are members of the Minnesota State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

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 are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a file containing a docket and every documents in your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Wilkin County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you can ask to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include 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, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are required to report to jail to serve 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 been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you need to query the Wilkin County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records online or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Wilkin County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the precise address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

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

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Wilkin County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center is quite unpleasant, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to 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 Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center, 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 Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The process for sending money to someone in jail at Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center is likely to change, so it would be best to visit the the Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center website before send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center, 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 Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center

    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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 spent any time at Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Wilkin County Jail & Law Enforcement Center.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • 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’. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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