Golden Valley County Jail – Beach, ND

Golden Valley County Jail is located in Golden Valley County, North Dakota and is the main correctional facility for this county. Looking for someone locked up at Golden Valley County Jail? This guide gives you about anything a person needs to know about Golden Valley County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Golden Valley County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Golden Valley County Jail intake procedures. Golden Valley County court information. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask it, and also any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Golden Valley County Jail
P.O. Box 336
Beach, ND 58621

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 701-872-4733
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To see who is in jail at Golden Valley County Jail you should go to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Golden Valley County Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find information about anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one might be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our North Dakota county jail guide: List of all county jails in North Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is a photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one full face and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the Golden Valley County Jail website, or you can view them at the Golden Valley County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to put in the person’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Golden Valley County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner can earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. You will have to pay 10% of the amount that was determined so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Golden Valley County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s easy if you have the money. First, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, 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 a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some questions, like what is your legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone to 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 wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail can take between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate needs to determine how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, you should expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring required items with you, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the log for the inmate. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so check the official jail site before you 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 . Phone calls made in jail are generally more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Golden Valley County Jail phone number is: 701-872-4733

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Golden Valley County Jail:

Golden Valley County Jail
P.O. Box 336
Beach, ND 58621

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Golden Valley County Jail
P.O. Box 336
Beach, ND 58621


The Golden Valley County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to check the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on this, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, members of the North Dakota State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Golden Valley County court records are public records. They are comprised of a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You have the ability to access court records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Golden Valley County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are available at the Golden Valley County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your court case. They do different tasks, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review when decide your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including 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 might get locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you will have to go to the Golden Valley County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Golden Valley County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the actual address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file containing a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to find out if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Golden Valley County,the Golden Valley County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Golden Valley County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. Expect an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and then roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Golden Valley 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 Golden Valley 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 inmates at Golden Valley County Jail might change, so double check the official website before you send money to an inmate 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Golden Valley County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Golden Valley 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 Golden Valley 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 a prisoner in Golden Valley County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Golden Valley County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

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

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