Corson County Jail is located in Corson County, SD and is the jail for that region. Looking for somebody locked up in Corson County Jail? This guide tells you information about anything you might need to know about Corson County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Corson County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.
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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressful idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give information you need to make getting locked up less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.
Corson County Jail
111 2Nd Stree
McIntosh, SD 57640
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 605-273-4210
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and need to contact them?
Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to see who is in jail at Corson County Jail you have to visit their web site and use the inmate search.
The Corson County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to find the same information on anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24-hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information fast if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If your friend or loved one might be in a different jail you can look here, too: Other Jails in South Dakota
A mugshot, also called a intake photograph, is a photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one and a profile picture. Your full name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.
Mugshots are on the Corson County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Corson County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Corson County Jail website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you are locked up, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave town.
Typically, a prisoner are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to jail every day after work, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house when you are not working.
Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set before you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, that person will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Corson County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets as collateral.
You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Corson County Jail
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process takes you through each of the following steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- Firstly, you have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, address, birth date and a contact person.
- You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be given an inmate ID.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
- They will allow you to make a telephone call to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be given a jail jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, it can depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if the judge still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to get released that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like your driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.
The inmate have to provide information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be put in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor has to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
The Corson County Jail visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you visit the official site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get cut back or forbidden completely.
Phone Number: 605-273-4210
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail will be opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Corson County Jail, use this address:
Corson County Jail
111 2Nd Stree
McIntosh, SD 57640
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Corson County Jail
111 2Nd Stree
McIntosh, SD 57640
The Corson County Jail mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to check the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, an attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the complicated legal system in Corson County. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.
For more information on this subject, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer
If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
All court records are public records. They contain a file containing a docket and all documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court case records with the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who 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 associated with your case are kept and available to you at Corson County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.
The Corson County court magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, like deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you should request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?
You can you need to access the jail’s website, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their approximate booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records online or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Corson County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and these records are available to anyone.
Civil processes are when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Corson County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you can’t get the street address, just the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a docket and all documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime 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 will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:
- Drug Possession.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
During a criminal records search, you generally will not find out if they had:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You must be over the age of 21.
- You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You must be a US Citizen.
- You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You must pass a drug test.
- You must have a good level of fitness.
- You must be in good health.
- You must have a valid Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates.
- Prisoner safety
- Gang activity
- Prisoner activities and programs
To get driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Corson County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Corson County jail is no fun, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Corson County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Corson 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 inmates is always changing, so you should double check the site when send money to someone in jail there.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self-contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
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Types of Jobs at Corson County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Corson County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been locked up at Corson County Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at Corson County Jail?
If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.
Things you can include in the review:
Tell Your Story
Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?
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Links and Resources
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Corson County Jail Warrant Inquiry
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Send Money to an Inmate at Corson County Jail
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