Glacier County Jail is in Glacier County, Montana and is the jail for this region. Know somebody locked up in Glacier County Jail? This guide gives you information about everything one might want to know about Glacier County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.
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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressful situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give information you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that would help others is much appreciated.
Glacier County Jail
28 6Th Ave Se
Cut Bank, MT 59427
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member in jail and don’t know how to find them?
Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
In order to search who is in jail at Glacier County Jail you will have to visit their website and perform an inmate search.
The Glacier County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can get info about anyone booked or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information fast if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the inmate you are looking for may be in another county jail you will want to look here, too: Montana County Jails Directory
A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is a photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.
Mugshots can be found on the Glacier County Jail website, or you can view them at the Glacier County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in the person’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Glacier County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, if you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, a bail amount is set by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to leave the area.
In most cases, prisoners in the Glacier County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to move into a halfway house when you are not working.
Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the Glacier County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Glacier County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman might use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.
To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
- You will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
- They will let you use the phone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, if not you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process can take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker you post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, it will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if the judge still needs to determine the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
If there is a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring required items with you, like a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as an official sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be entered into the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor must provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Glacier County Jail visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to check the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone calls might get reduced or cut altogether.
The Glacier County Jail phone number is: 406-873-2711
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Glacier County Jail:
Glacier County Jail
28 6Th Ave Se
Cut Bank, MT 59427
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Glacier County Jail
28 6Th Ave Se
Cut Bank, MT 59427
The Glacier County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so you should check the the Glacier County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the court system in Glacier County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.
To read more about this subject, read: How to Find a Lawyer
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the Montana State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?
Court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a court case file containing a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records from your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and 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 not have to pay the fees.
The Glacier County magistrate is the judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrates do many different things, like setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.
After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your sentence.
Are you trying to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?
You can you will have to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Approximate booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.
If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings online, but you should know that you won’t see the actual address, just the block that they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. Go to the Glacier County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug Possession.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t learn if they have had any infractions like moving violations:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Minor infractions or 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Food and commissary
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner safety
- Gang activity
- Prisoner activities and programs
To search for driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Glacier County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Glacier County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Glacier 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 Glacier 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 someone in jail could change, so it would be best to review the the Glacier 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 Glacier County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Glacier 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.
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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.
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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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