Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC) – Dickinson, ND

Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC) is located in Southwest Multi-County Regional Area and is the main jail for that region. Are you looking for someone locked up at Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC)? This guide tells you about everything you might want to know about Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC),such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC) intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and advice that you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC)
66 Museum Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 701-456-7790
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC) you will need to go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC) Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons currently in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can find info about anyone processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be at another jail you should check our North Dakota county jail guide: North Dakota Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is a photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC) prisoners can be viewed on the Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC) website, or you can view them at the Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC). When viewing online you will have to put in the person’s legal name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC) site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, a prisoner can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to stay the jail each day after work, or you could be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to be released. If you don’t show up for court, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC) site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer a number of questions, like your legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. This process can take anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, you should expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring approved items with you, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each visitor must provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC) change often, so make sure that you check the official 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 . These phone calls are typically more expensive 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 you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 701-456-7790

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC):

Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC)
66 Museum Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC)
66 Museum Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601


The inmate mail policy at Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC) is always changing, so you should visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated court system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Southwest Multi-County Regional Area

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They include a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the website, or at the Southwest Multi-County Regional Area Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Southwest Multi-County Regional Area Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are available at the Southwest Multi-County Regional Area Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Southwest Multi-County Regional Area court magistrate is the person that will preside over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember that you can ask to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records online or you are able to call the court directly. 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 a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Southwest Multi-County Regional Area Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings online, but remember that you will not see the street address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the Southwest Multi-County Regional Area Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Southwest Multi-County Regional Area,the Southwest Multi-County Regional Area Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC) is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC), 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 Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC) 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 can change, so check the site when you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC)

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC), 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 Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC)

    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 an inmate at Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC)? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC)

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center (SWMCC)

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