Rolette County Jail – Rolla, ND

Rolette County Jail is in Rolette County and is the main correctional facility for the county. Looking for someone incarcerated at Rolette County Jail? This guide tells you all about everything a person needs to know about Rolette County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Rolette County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Rolette County court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give advice and information that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Rolette County Jail
209 1St Avenue Northeast
Rolla, ND 58367

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (701) 477-5623
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Rolette County Jail you should click on their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Rolette County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can find info about anyone processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for is in another county jail you will want to check our guide to other North Dakota jails: List of all county jails in North Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is the picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the website, or you can view them at the Rolette County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input the name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Rolette County Jail site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, 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

If you’re locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is decided by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

Usually, inmates at Rolette County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do 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 sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount all depends on the crime you are charged with. You will have to put up 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Rolette County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Rolette County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it is really easy. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will usually ask to use your personal assets as collateral.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Rolette County

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some questions, such as your legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to use the phone in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will be released. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring necessary items with you, like your drivers license or even photo ID, prescription medication, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be entered into a Visiting log for the inmate. Each visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Rolette County Jail frequently change, so review the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (701) 477-5623

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Rolette County Jail, use this address:

Rolette County Jail
209 1St Avenue Northeast
Rolla, ND 58367

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Rolette County Jail
209 1St Avenue Northeast
Rolla, ND 58367


The inmate mail policy at Rolette County Jail changes often, so we suggest that you visit the the Rolette County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system in Rolette County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the North Dakota State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law in North Dakota.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court records using the Rolette County website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records related to your case are kept and available to you at Rolette County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that rules over your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will consider when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just just access the Rolette County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should know 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 possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not be able to get the exact address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

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

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Rolette County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Rolette County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and next you’ll have 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 Rolette 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 Rolette 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 process for sending funds to someone in jail is likely to change, so check the the Rolette County Jail website 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Rolette County Jail

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

    • 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Write about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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