Jackson County Jail is in Jackson County, South Dakota and is the correctional facility for the area. Are you looking for somebody at Jackson County Jail? This page will tell you information about anything one might want to know about Jackson County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Jackson County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Jackson County court information. And everything else.
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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the info that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and also any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to others will be appreciated.
Jackson County Jail
700 Main St.
Kadoka, SD 57543
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (605) 837-2285
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that has gone to jail and don’t know how to locate them?
Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?
In order to look up who is in jail at Jackson County Jail you have to visit their web site and perform an inmate search.
The Jackson County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find information about anyone booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information more quickly if you have their full name, birth date, or arrest number.
If the person you’re searching for is in another jail you can look here: South Dakota County Jails
A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is a picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. They will take one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of inmates are on the website, or you can view them at the Jackson County Jail. When viewing online you have to enter the person’s full name, and an arrest date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Jackson County Jail site? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you are released you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you must not leave the county.
Usually, inmates are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they’re in jail.
If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to jail each day after work, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Your bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you need to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Jackson County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its easy. First, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Jackson County Jail
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure is made up of these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
- You have to answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
- You will get to make a phone call in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will be released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you have a bond amount or if the judge needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to get discharged that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If there is a, or if you must start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items with you, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitors will be entered in a Visiting log for the inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
The Jackson County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so review the official Jackson County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get cut back or cut altogether.
The Jackson County Jail phone number is: (605) 837-2285
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail gets opened and inspected by the jail staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Jackson County Jail is:
Jackson County Jail
700 Main St.
Kadoka, SD 57543
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Jackson County Jail
700 Main St.
Kadoka, SD 57543
The inmate mail policy at Jackson County Jail changes frequently, so we suggest that you visit the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the court system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.
For more information about how to find a lawyer, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Jackson County
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys, admitted to the South Dakota State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law in South Dakota.
Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
Jackson County court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a docket and all of the documents and motions in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records using the Jackson County website, or by going to the Jackson County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your case are maintained at Jackson County Clerk of Court office.
Court costs and court fees are the charges from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.
The magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to ask to get a copy of this report before sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.
After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you must go to jail to serve your term.
Are you trying to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?
This is pretty simple to do, just you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and this is accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when you are served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Jackson County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but you should know that you can’t see the exact address, just the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the Jackson County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t discover if someone has had any moving violations, like:
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Traffic accidents.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- Prisoner safety
- Jail gangs
- Activities and programs
To get this information, you will have to do a driving history search.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might make it easier for others.
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The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Jackson County, the Jackson County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Jackson County Jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 procedure to send money to people in jail is likely to change, so visit the official website before you send money to an inmate.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Jackson County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jackson 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.
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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.
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