Blue Earth County Jail is in Blue Earth County, MN and is the main jail for that region. Looking for somebody locked up at Blue Earth County Jail? This site tells you all about everything related to Blue Earth County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Blue Earth County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Blue Earth County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And more…
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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you information that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a question, just ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that might be a benefit to others will be welcome.
Blue Earth County Jail
401 Carver Rd.
Mankato, MN 56002
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (507) 304-4830
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member in jail and need to contact them?
Has someone who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
To find out who is in jail at Blue Earth County Jail you will need to click on their link and do an inmate search.
The Blue Earth County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find information on anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24-hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information faster if you have their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
If your friend or loved one is in another county jail you should check our guide to other Minnesota jails: Minnesota County Jails
A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is the photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of Blue Earth County Jail inmates can be searched on the website, or you can view them at the Blue Earth County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the inmate’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to get your mugshot erased from the Blue Earth County Jail site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you are in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are released from jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave the county.
Typically, an inmate can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may get to live in a halfway house when you are not working.
Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to post 10% of the amount that was determined so you can be released. If you fail to show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you must call the Blue Earth County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent 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 Blue Earth County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it is really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.
If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Blue Earth County Jail
Have you ever used a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Get Out For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Released On House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process is made up of the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you must answer some questions, such as what your legal name is, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
- You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be given an inmate number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
- You will then be allowed to make a telephone call so you can call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be given a jail jumpsuit.
Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any things that might help other people that get arrested make it through the procedure?
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process will take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will be released. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If there is a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late to report. Just bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, such as your driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go into a log of visitors for the inmate. Each and every visitor must provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so it would be wise to check the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or cut altogether.
The Blue Earth County Jail phone number is: (507) 304-4830
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You should write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail will be opened and read by the jail officers, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Blue Earth County Jail is:
Blue Earth County Jail
401 Carver Rd.
Mankato, MN 56002
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Blue Earth County Jail
401 Carver Rd.
Mankato, MN 56002
The mail policy at Blue Earth County Jail changes often, so be sure to visit the official Blue Earth County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.
To read more about how to find a lawyer, click here: Find an Attorney
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are members of the Minnesota State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Minnesota.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
Court records are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a court case file with a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court records via the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.
The magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you can request to get a copy of the report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Do you want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.
If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Blue Earth County jail website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Blue Earth County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and these records are accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to get the street address, just the address block they live on.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and any filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the Blue Earth County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to the Blue Earth County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal history search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:
- Drug offenses.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
During a criminal records search, in most cases will not discover if that person has had any:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Traffic accidents.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- The right to protection from the accused.
- The right to notification.
- The right to attend proceedings.
- The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- The right to restitution.
- The right to a speedy trial.
- The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Commissary and food
- Having Visitors
- Jail gangs
- Activities and programs
To find this information, you will have to do a driving history search.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may make it easier for others.
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The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Blue Earth County, the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of spending time in the Blue Earth County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Blue Earth County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Blue Earth 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 procedure to send money to jail inmates can change, so double check the the Blue Earth County Jail website when send funds to someone in jail there.
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.
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.
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.
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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Types of Jobs at Blue Earth County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Blue Earth 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.
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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been an inmate in Blue Earth County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Blue Earth County Jail?
If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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