Shannon County Jail is in Shannon County and is the correctional facility for the county. Do you know someone in Shannon County Jail? This page gives you information about anything one might want to know about Shannon County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Shannon County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And more…
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others would be appreciated.
Shannon County Jail
906 N. River Street
Hot Springs, SD 57747
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and want to find out where they are?
Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to see who’s in jail at Shannon County Jail you should visit their website and do an inmate search.
The Shannon County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get info for anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get the information faster if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
If the inmate you are looking for is in a different jail you should look here, too: Other County Jails in South Dakota
A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is a photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side picture. Your name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they’re on file.
Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the website, or you can view them at the Shannon County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and the booking date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken down from the Shannon County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For a more in-depth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you are locked up, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are released from jail you must promise to show up for court, and you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.
In most cases, inmates at Shannon County Jail will be given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to jail at the end of the day after work, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.
Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its very simple to do. First of all, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets as collateral.
You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Shannon County Jail
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Released For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process is made up of each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- You have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
- You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
- They will let you make a phone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. It also might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed with you, such as your driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as an official sentencing order.
Inmates have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go in the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you visit the official Shannon County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about 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 a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden completely.
The Shannon County Jail phone number is: 605-745-4444
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Shannon County Jail, use this address:
Shannon County Jail
906 N. River Street
Hot Springs, SD 57747
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Shannon County Jail
906 N. River Street
Hot Springs, SD 57747
The Shannon County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so it would be best to double check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You may be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system in Shannon County. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.
For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: How to Find a Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?
Court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
The magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your court case. They do several different things, which include determining how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to receive your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, 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, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you must report to jail to do your time.
Are you trying to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to visit the Shannon County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- Their name.
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check court records on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Shannon County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and this information is available to anyone.
Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Shannon County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that includes a court docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Shannon County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to the Shannon County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A criminal records search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t discover if they have had any:
- Speeding tickets.
- Lost their driver’s license or 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Prisoner safety
- Activities and programs
To find driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you 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 people search for criminal records, and your account could 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 Criminals. In Shannon County, the Shannon County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of being incarcerated in Shannon County Jail is very scary, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After 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 Shannon 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 Shannon 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 money to inmates at Shannon County Jail could change, so be sure to visit the official website before you send any money.
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 Shannon County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Shannon 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 spent any time at Shannon County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?
If you have, then please write your review about it. Write down your experience because other people will know what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?
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