North Dakota State Penitentiary

Looking for somebody incarcerated at North Dakota State Penitentiary?  North Dakota State Penitentiary is a correctional facility in the North Dakota state prison system.  This guide will tell you all about everything related to North Dakota State Penitentiary,like:  Learn how to locate an inmate.  Visitation policies and procedures.  The address and phone number.  How to send mail and money to an inmate.  And everything else.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: North Dakota State Penitentiary
State: North Dakota
County: North Dakota
DOC: North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Security Level: Maximum
Warden Name: Robyn T. Schmalenberger

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Contact Information

Below you will find the mailing address and street address for North Dakota State Penitentiary. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a letter or package to a prisoner at North Dakota State Penitentiary, and use the street address if you want to know the location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below before you send a package or letter to someone in prison to learn how to properly address the package or letter, and do the appropriate protocol for mailing a letter or package. If you don’t use the correct protocol, the package or letter might get sent back.

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
North Dakota State Penitentiary
3100 Railroad Avenue PO Box 5521
Bismarck ND, 58506-5521

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

North Dakota State Penitentiary
3100 Railroad Avenue PO Box 5521
Bismarck ND, 58506-5521

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 701-328-6100
Fax: 701-328-6640

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Use the street address if you plan to visit an inmate. Make sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below before you try to visit an inmate at North Dakota State Penitentiary.

North Dakota State Penitentiary
3100 Railroad Avenue PO Box 5521
Bismarck ND, 58506-5521

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Phone Number

North Dakota State Penitentiary prisoners don’t have telephones, so you won’t get to call the inmate, however, there are cases when it is useful to have the telephone number to the prison.
701-328-6100

Inmates may be able to call out with:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

North Dakota State Penitentiary prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t get to send a fax to the inmate, but there might be times when it is necessary to know the fax number to the facility.

701-328-6640

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email for North Dakota State Penitentiary. You cannot contact inmates using this email address. If you are going to send an email to an inmate, check out the Inmate Email heading on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner at North Dakota State Penitentiary you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners are not allowed to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special rules that you must follow when sending a package or letter to a inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then the letters and packages might not make it there.

Before you send a package or letter, make sure to read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility officials open and inspect all received general postal correspondence. Received general mail can be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to maintain safety and security or monitor problems regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you should address a letter to an inmate at North Dakota State Penitentiary:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
North Dakota State Penitentiary
3100 Railroad Avenue PO Box 5521
Bismarck ND, 58506-5521

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary that serves to provide prisoners a bank account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can deposit funds into these accounts using Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send inmates money by way of postal mail and have to send money to the address below and do so in accordance with the steps shows below:

The money have to be in the form of a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold period, and during this hold period the inmate will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender money orders that do not have appropriate prisoner information if the envelope has a return address. Cash and personal checks can’t be deposited so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are from time to time moved to various prison facilities throughout North Dakota, so you might need to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to find an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other North Dakota state prisons: North Dakota State Prisons

North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at North Dakota State Penitentiary, be sure that you be aware of the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Prison Visitation Procedures

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each correctional facility in North Dakota has their own procedures for prison visitation and these policies change often. The information below may be out of date when you are reading this, so you should also go to North Dakota State Penitentiary’s site to find the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer will ensure each visitor signs the prison visitors log when entering the institution and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Picture ID of all visitors is required. Acceptable forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state photo ID is acceptable.

For all of the points shown below, read the actual correctional facility site because this information changes all the time:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Info about North Dakota State Penitentiary records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Details about North Dakota State Penitentiary death row will be posted ASAP.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Details about North Dakota parole procedures coming.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Information about release procedures for North Dakota State Penitentiary will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

North Dakota State Penitentiary Programs

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Prison Life

Section about what life is like at North Dakota State Penitentiary will be posted ASAP.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

A North Dakota State Penitentiary news section to be added later.

Photos

A photo section coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at North Dakota State Penitentiary
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at North Dakota State Penitentiary.

If you have any photos of North Dakota State Penitentiary that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a job at a prison? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison in your previous job?

If so, go to: North Dakota State Penitentiary Jobs

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Website

The official website: North Dakota State Penitentiary Website

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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Family Resources

Information about family resources to be added later.

History

A North Dakota State Penitentiary history section will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous North Dakota State Penitentiary inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other North Dakota State Prisons: North Dakota State Prisons

North Dakota State Penitentiary Links

The official website: North Dakota State Penitentiary Website
North Dakota State Penitentiary Jobs

Programs for Inmates at North Dakota State Penitentiary
Prison Visitation Instructions

North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Links

North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Main Website
North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Prison Directory
North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Prison Map
North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Prison Jobs
North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Prison Inmate Search
North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Most Wanted

North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a North Dakota State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for North Dakota State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to North Dakota State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to North Dakota State Prison Inmates
North Dakota State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of North Dakota State Penitentiary

Have you ever spent any time in North Dakota State Penitentiary? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

Things you could include in the review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are a prisoner at North Dakota State Penitentiary, post your address if you want to receive letters from people.


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