Sargent County Jail – Forman, ND

Sargent County Jail is in Sargent County, North Dakota and is the jail for the region. Do you know someone locked up in Sargent County Jail? This guide gives you information about anything related to Sargent County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Sargent County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Sargent County court information. And everything else.

Main Menu

The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Sargent County Jail
355 Main St. S., Suite 6
Forman, ND 58032

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 701-724-3302
Fax:

Map and Directions


View Larger Map

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 locate them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who’s in jail at Sargent County Jail you need to go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Sargent County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can also get info for anyone arrested and processed or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for may be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check the other North Dakota county jails in our North Dakota County Jail Guide: List of all jails in North Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is the picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Sargent County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the person’s name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Sargent County Jail site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


Return To Main Menu

Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are incarcerated, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to go to your court date, and until that date you are required not to leave the county.

Usually, a prisoner in the Sargent County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is dictated by how serious your charges are. You will need to post 10% of the amount that was set in order to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the Sargent County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Sargent County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might ask to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

Tell Your Story

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


Return To Main Menu

Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the phone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Can you tell us tips that will help other people make it through jail processing?

Tell Your Story

Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process may take between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will be released. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you have a cash bond or if the judge must determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Just bring required items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be put in the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so double-check the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must 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, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 701-724-3302

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Sargent County Jail is:

Sargent County Jail
355 Main St. S., Suite 6
Forman, ND 58032

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sargent County Jail
355 Main St. S., Suite 6
Forman, ND 58032


The mail policy changes frequently, so you should visit the official Sargent County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.


Return To Main Menu

Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

For more info on this subject, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the North Dakota State Bar Association and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Sargent County court records are public records. Court records have a file with a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You can access your court case records using the online service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records relating to your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case. Magistrate judges do many different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim. Keep in mind you can ask to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your sentence.


Return To Main Menu

Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Sargent County jail website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the exact address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t see if someone has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to call the Sargent County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

    Click here to share your story

    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


    Return To Main Menu

    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Sargent County jail is very scary, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish 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 Sargent 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 Sargent 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 funds to jail inmates could change, so review the official website when send money 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.


    Return To Main Menu

    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


    Return To Main Menu

    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Sargent County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Sargent 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 Sargent 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.


    Return To Main Menu

    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.

    Click here to share your story


    Return To Main Menu

    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.

    Click here to post a comment

    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.


    Return To Main Menu

    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at Sargent County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Write down your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Write a review about Sargent County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to find someone you met in jail? Write your message below.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Sargent County Jail


    Return To Main Menu
    2101

Speak Your Mind

*