Traill County Jail – Hillsboro, ND

Traill County Jail is located in Traill County, North Dakota and is the main jail for the county. Know somebody locked up at Traill County Jail? This guide tells you information about everything related to Traill County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Traill County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Traill County Jail
118 West Caledonia Avenue
Hillsboro, ND 58045

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (701) 636-4510
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to find them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To search who’s in jail at Traill County Jail you should navigate to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Traill County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who are in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can find information for anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information faster if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member is at a different jail you will want to check our North Dakota county jail guide: North Dakota Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is a photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Traill County Jail prisoners can be searched online, or you can view them at the Traill County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter the person’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Traill County Jail site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you are not allowed to travel out of the county.

Usually, an inmate at Traill County Jail are given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to get out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Traill County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s really easy. First of all, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will usually require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released 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 get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will be freed. It also will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate must figure out how much to set your bail at. 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 discharge date, expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring approved items with you, for example a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor will have to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so double-check the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (701) 636-4510

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You have to write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by staff, and the mail will get 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 Traill County Jail is:

Traill County Jail
118 West Caledonia Avenue
Hillsboro, ND 58045

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Traill County Jail
118 West Caledonia Avenue
Hillsboro, ND 58045


The mail policy at Traill County Jail can change, so be sure to review the the Traill County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.

For more info on how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Traill County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a case file containing a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court case records using the internet service, or by going to the Traill County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that will preside over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being 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 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 could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Traill County court website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered 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 crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but remember that you can’t get the precise address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file containing a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at the Traill County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to the Traill County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • 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.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t find out if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you call the Traill County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Traill County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Traill County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Traill 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 Traill 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 funds to someone in jail changes, so we suggest that you check the the Traill County Jail website before 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 Traill County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Traill 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 Traill 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    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 incarcerated in Traill County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Traill County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Write about what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Traill County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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