Sheridan County Jail – McClusky, ND

Sheridan County Jail is located in Sheridan County, North Dakota and is the primary correctional facility for the county. Do you know somebody locked up in Sheridan County Jail? This guide gives you info about everything one might want to know about Sheridan County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Sheridan County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give information and advice you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that would help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Sheridan County Jail
215 Second St. E.
McClusky, ND 58463-0589

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 701-363-2200
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and want to find them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Sheridan County Jail you should navigate to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Sheridan County Jail Inmate List is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can find information for anybody arrested and processed or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information faster if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for is in a different jail you can check our North Dakota county jail guide: Other Jails in North Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photo, is the photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the Sheridan County Jail website, or you can see them at the Sheridan County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the person’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Sheridan County Jail site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

Usually, a prisoner in the Sheridan County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. Your bail amount is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will need to put up ten percent of the total set so you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Sheridan County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its easy. First of all, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Sheridan County

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer a number of questions, such as your full legal name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the phone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. It also might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out your bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered into the visitors log as an authorized visitor. All visitors is required to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Sheridan County Jail can change, so you should double-check the official Sheridan County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 701-363-2200

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You should write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and examined by staff, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Sheridan County Jail
215 Second St. E.
McClusky, ND 58463-0589

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sheridan County Jail
215 Second St. E.
McClusky, ND 58463-0589


The mail policy at Sheridan County Jail changes often, so we suggest that you double check the official Sheridan County Jail site 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 rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Sheridan County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in North Dakota.

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

Court Records

Sheridan County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They contain a case file with a docket and every documents and motions filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records using the website, or at the Sheridan County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Sheridan County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records from your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrates do different functions, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you can request to see your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you must go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

You can you should go to the Sheridan County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Sheridan County jail website or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to find the street address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that contains a docket and all documents filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to the Sheridan County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that 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 are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

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

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Sheridan County,the Sheridan County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Sheridan County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Sheridan 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 Sheridan 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 inmates changes, so it would be best to double check the official website when 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Sheridan County Jail

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

    • 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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Sheridan County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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