Todd County Jail is located in Todd County and is the correctional facility for this region. Do you know somebody in Todd County Jail? This guide will tell you all about everything one might want to know about Todd County Jail,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Todd County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Todd County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…
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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the info that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and also any tips or comments that could help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.
Todd County Jail
315 Lincoln Street
Mission, SD 57555
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and need to find them?
Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
To search who’s in jail at Todd County Jail you should click on their link and do an inmate lookup.
The Todd County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info on anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24-hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information fast if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at a different jail you should look here: South Dakota Jails
A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is the photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they will be kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of Todd County Jail prisoners can be found on the Todd County Jail website, or you can see them at the Todd County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the inmate’s first and last name, and a booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Todd County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For a more in-depth article about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, if you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.
In most cases, an inmate at Todd County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to post 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.
If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process includes each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- Firstly, you have to answer some questions, like your legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- They will let you make a phone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be given a jail jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged may take between 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to get released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as an official sentencing order.
The inmate must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitors log as an approved visitor. All visitors will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visitation order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so review the official 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 . Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.
Phone Number: 605-856-4411
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected by the jail officers, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Todd County Jail is:
Todd County Jail
315 Lincoln Street
Mission, SD 57555
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Todd County Jail
315 Lincoln Street
Mission, SD 57555
The Todd County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so we suggest that you double check the the Todd County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system in Todd County. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.
To read more about this, click here: How to Find a Lawyer
If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the South Dakota State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
Court records are public records. Court records contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records with the Todd County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.
A Magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do several different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Remember you can ask to see a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.
After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). 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 immediately, or you could get a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.
Do you want to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?
To do this, you should query the jail’s website, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and these records are freely available.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Todd County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings online, but you should know that you will not see the precise address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file that contains a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person or you can check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not find if that person had:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Any accidents.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims 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 in Todd County Jail.
- Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Other Inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Gang activity
- Inmate programs and activities
To find this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Todd County, the Todd County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of getting locked up in Todd County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Todd 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 Todd 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 at Todd County Jail is likely to change, so you should review the the Todd County Jail website before you send money to an inmate 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 Todd County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Todd 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.
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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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