Cavalier County Jail – Langdon, ND

Cavalier County Jail is located in Cavalier County, North Dakota and is the jail for this region. Looking for somebody locked up in Cavalier County Jail? This site tells you about everything you might want to know about Cavalier County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Cavalier County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Cavalier County Jail intake procedures. Cavalier County court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that might be a benefit to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Cavalier County Jail
901 3Rd Street
Langdon, ND 2457

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 701-256-2555
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

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

In order to look up who is in jail at Cavalier County Jail you have to click on their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Cavalier County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can also get info about anyone booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information quicker if you enter their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member is at a different jail you should look here: North Dakota County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is the photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the website, or you can view them at the Cavalier County Jail. When viewing online you have to enter the inmate’s legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot removed from the Cavalier County Jail website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you can’t travel out of the county.

Typically, inmates in the Cavalier County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by how serious your crime is. You will have to post ten percent of the total that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Cavalier County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it’s easy. First, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will request to use your assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Cavalier County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You must answer a bunch of questions, like your full legal name, street address, birth date and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the telephone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Do you know any things that will help other people to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail takes from 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge needs to determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed with you, like a driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each visitor has to provide identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Cavalier County Jail frequently change, so it would be wise to check the official Cavalier County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are generally pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get cut back or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 701-256-2555

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail will be opened and examined by the staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Cavalier County Jail is:

Cavalier County Jail
901 3Rd Street
Langdon, ND 2457

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cavalier County Jail
901 3Rd Street
Langdon, ND 2457


The Cavalier County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so double check the official Cavalier County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Cavalier County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the North Dakota State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They include a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You can access your court records with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Cavalier County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Cavalier County court magistrate is the person that presides on your case. They do different tasks, like setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to ask to get your own copy of this report before sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that contains a docket and any documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at the Cavalier County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not learn if they has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cavalier County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Cavalier County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have 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 Cavalier County Jail, 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 Cavalier 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 process for sending funds to someone in jail at Cavalier County Jail might change, so we suggest that you check the official website when you send money 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Cavalier County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cavalier 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.

    Apply for a Job at Cavalier County Jail

    Requirements:

    • 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 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:

    • 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.

    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 a prisoner at Cavalier County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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