Emmons County Jail – Linton, ND

Emmons County Jail is in Emmons County and is the primary jail for the area. Are you looking for somebody in Emmons County Jail? This guide will tell you about anything related to Emmons County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Emmons County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you information and tips that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Emmons County Jail
P.O. Box 159
Linton, ND 58552

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 701-254-4411
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and want to contact them?

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who is in jail at Emmons County Jail you will have to visit their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Emmons County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can get information on anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be in another jail you should look here: Other Jails in North Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They will take one and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can see them at the Emmons County Jail. When viewing online you will need to input the name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Emmons County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail is set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you can’t leave town.

Usually, inmates will be given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on how serious your crime is. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total set so you can be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Emmons County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s very simple to do. To start with, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call so you can call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitors will be put in a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
The Emmons County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the official Emmons County Jail jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

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 much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or totally denied.

The Emmons County Jail phone number is: 701-254-4411

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You should print the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail gets opened and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Emmons County Jail:

Emmons County Jail
P.O. Box 159
Linton, ND 58552

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Emmons County Jail
P.O. Box 159
Linton, ND 58552


The inmate mail policy at Emmons County Jail can change, so be sure to check the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the court system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the North Dakota State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service, or at the Emmons County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your court case are held at Emmons County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Emmons County court magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your case in court. They do a number of different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember that you should ask to get your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, you need to visit the Emmons County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Emmons County court website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Emmons County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but you should know that you won’t get the precise address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the Emmons County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not discover if someone has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Emmons County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Emmons County,the Emmons County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Emmons County Jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Emmons 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 Emmons 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 inmates might change, so it would be best to visit the the Emmons County Jail website when you send funds to an inmate there.

    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 Emmons County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Emmons 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 Emmons 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 in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If you have, then you should write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Emmons County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Post a message to them below.

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