Burleigh County Detention Center – Bismarck, ND

Burleigh County Detention Center is in Burleigh County, ND and is the correctional facility for the area. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Burleigh County Detention Center? This guide tells you about anything one might want to know about Burleigh County Detention Center: How to locate an inmate at Burleigh County Detention Center. How to view Burleigh County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give information you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and also any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Burleigh County Detention Center
514 East Thayer Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 701-222-6651
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who is in jail at Burleigh County Detention Center you will need to visit their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Burleigh County Detention Center Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can get information about anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate the information fast if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member is locked up at a different jail you should check our guide to other North Dakota jails: North Dakota County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the Burleigh County Detention Center website, or you can see them at the Burleigh County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the inmate’s first and last name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Burleigh County Detention Center website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, 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

Naturally, if you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, inmates will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

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

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You will need to pay 10% of the amount that was set before you can bail out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Burleigh County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its very simple to do. First, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. This process will take from 15 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will simply be 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 discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail, and let them know that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Burleigh County Detention Center frequently change, so check the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more costly than regular phone calls. 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 must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Burleigh County Detention Center phone number is: 701-222-6651

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to print the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and examined and read by staff, and the mail will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Burleigh County Detention Center is:

Burleigh County Detention Center
514 East Thayer Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Burleigh County Detention Center
514 East Thayer Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501


The mail policy at Burleigh County Detention Center is always changing, so we suggest that you check the official Burleigh County Detention Center site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find an attorney, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are admitted to the North Dakota State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Burleigh County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a file with a docket and every documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court case records with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records related to your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Burleigh County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you should request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you should visit the Burleigh County jail website, and search by:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants online or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the 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, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but you should know that you can’t get the street address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Burleigh County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to the Burleigh County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not learn if someone has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Burleigh County,the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Burleigh County jail is no fun, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Burleigh County Detention 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 Burleigh County Detention 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 procedure to send funds to jail inmates might change, so we suggest that you visit the the Burleigh County Detention 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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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Burleigh County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Burleigh County Detention 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 Burleigh County Detention Center

    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 incarcerated in Burleigh County Detention Center? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write down your jail experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Want to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Write your message below.

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