Lincoln County Jail is in Lincoln County, MN and is the main jail for the region. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Lincoln County Jail? This page gives you information about everything you might want to know about Lincoln County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Lincoln County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressful idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer information and advice that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.
Lincoln County Jail
322 N. Wallace St.
Ivanhoe, MN 56142
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?
Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to find out who is in jail at Lincoln County Jail you need to visit their website and use the inmate lookup.
The Lincoln County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find the same information about anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information faster if you’ve got their full name, birth date, or arrest number.
If the person you’re searching for may be incarcerated at a different jail you can look here: List of all jails in Minnesota
A mugshot, or intake picture, is a photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they are on file at the jail.
Mugshots are online, or you can view them at the Lincoln County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the legal name, and the booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to have your mugshot removed from the Lincoln County Jail site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For a more in-depth article about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you’re in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to leave the area.
Usually, an inmate in the Lincoln County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move to a halfway house instead of jail.
Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, that person won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it is really easy. First, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.
If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman may request to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Lincoln County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- First, will have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
- You will get to make a phone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to wear a jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, you should plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring necessary items with you, such as your driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.
In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Lincoln County Jail can change, so you should check the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Jail phone calls are usually pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated altogether.
Phone Number: 507-694-1664
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read by the jail officers, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Lincoln County Jail:
Lincoln County Jail
322 N. Wallace St.
Ivanhoe, MN 56142
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Lincoln County Jail
322 N. Wallace St.
Ivanhoe, MN 56142
The mail policy at Lincoln County Jail is always changing, so you should check the official Lincoln County Jail site when you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.
For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
All court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a court case file with a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You can access court records via the website, or by going to the Lincoln County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
A Magistrate is the person that presides on your case in court. They do different tasks, which include determining how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Don’t forget you are able to ask to get a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any 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, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your term.
Are you trying to find out if a family member or friend is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?
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:
- Birth date.
- Approximate booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are freely available.
A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information on the website, but you should know that you will not see the actual address, but only the address block that they live on.
Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at the Lincoln County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up a person’s criminal records you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug crimes.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not see if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Speeding tickets.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- Inmate safety
- Jail gangs
- Prisoner activities and programs
To search for driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may make it easier for others.
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The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lincoln County, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Lincoln County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 money to Lincoln County Jail inmates is always changing, so you should double check the the Lincoln County Jail website before 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 Lincoln County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lincoln 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.
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