Dickey County Courthouse – Ellendale, ND

Dickey County Courthouse is located in Dickey County, North Dakota and is the main correctional facility for this county. Do you know someone locked up in Dickey County Courthouse? This site will tell you information about anything you might want to know about Dickey County Courthouse,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Dickey County Courthouse? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Dickey County Courthouse intake procedures. Dickey County court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you information and tips you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that would help other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Dickey County Courthouse
309 N 2Nd Street „ P.O. Box 297
Ellendale, ND 58436

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (701)349-3249
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and need to find them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Dickey County Courthouse you will need to go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Dickey County Courthouse Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information on anybody booked or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information faster if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is in another county jail you can check our guide to other North Dakota jails: List of all jails in North Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is the photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Dickey County Courthouse prisoners can be found online, or you can see them at the Dickey County Courthouse. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot erased from the Dickey County Courthouse website? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to leave the area.

Usually, inmates at Dickey County Courthouse will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. Your bail amount is dictated by how serious your crime is. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Dickey County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but usually, its very simple to do. First of all, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman may request to use assets as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Dickey County Courthouse

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to use the phone to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge must figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a date of your release, plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring approved items with you, like your drivers license or even photo ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you check the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are a lot more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.

The Dickey County Courthouse phone number is: (701)349-3249

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Dickey County Courthouse:

Dickey County Courthouse
309 N 2Nd Street „ P.O. Box 297
Ellendale, ND 58436

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Dickey County Courthouse
309 N 2Nd Street „ P.O. Box 297
Ellendale, ND 58436


The Dickey County Courthouse inmate mail policy changes often, so review the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the court system in Dickey County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

To read more about this subject, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the North Dakota State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law in North Dakota.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a case file containing a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the website, or at the Dickey County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your case are available at Dickey County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind you are able to ask to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to access the Dickey County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records on the Dickey County jail website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Dickey County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information on the website, but you should know that you won’t see the street address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file containing a court docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. Go to county 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 the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not find out if that person has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Dickey County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Dickey County Courthouse is no fun, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish 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 Dickey County Courthouse, 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 Dickey County Courthouse 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 jail inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the the Dickey County Courthouse website before you send funds 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Dickey County Courthouse

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Dickey County Courthouse, 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 Dickey County Courthouse

    Requirements:

    • 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 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 this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Dickey County Courthouse

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Post a message to people locked up at Dickey County Courthouse


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