Oliver County Jail – Center, ND

Oliver County Jail is located in Oliver County, ND and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Looking for somebody locked up in Oliver County Jail? This guide gives you info about everything a person needs to know about Oliver County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Oliver County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Oliver County Jail
115 Main Street
Center, ND 58530

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 701-794-3450
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and need to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to see who is in jail at Oliver County Jail you should click on their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Oliver County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can also find the same information for anybody who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their arrest information more quickly if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one is locked up at a different jail you can check the other North Dakota county jails in our North Dakota County Jail Guide: North Dakota Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is the picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found online, or you can see them at the Oliver County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the person’s legal name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the Oliver County Jail site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record 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 removed, the many different mugshot sites, 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

Of course, once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you must not travel out of the county.

Typically, inmates can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount set in order to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the Oliver County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s very simple to do. First of all, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman go 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
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you will answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask 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 be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the telephone to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes between 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge has to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, you should expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so visit the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are a lot more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. 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 that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 701-794-3450

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Oliver County Jail
115 Main Street
Center, ND 58530

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Oliver County Jail
115 Main Street
Center, ND 58530


The mail policy at Oliver County Jail changes, so be sure to review the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best 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 criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find an attorney, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Oliver County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Oliver County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed. You are able to access your court case records using the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records associated with your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, like deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will consider when decide your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember that you should request to see a copy of this report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you should go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Oliver County court website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are 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 civil process orders by getting in touch with the Oliver County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not see the exact address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Oliver County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t see if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Oliver County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Oliver 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 Oliver 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 procedure to send funds to jail inmates changes, so it would be best to visit the site when 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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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Oliver County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Oliver 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 Oliver 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:

    • 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 been an inmate in Oliver County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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