Divide County Jail – Crosby, ND

Divide County Jail is located in Divide County, ND and is the correctional facility for this county. Know someone incarcerated at Divide County Jail? This site gives you all about everything a person needs to know about Divide County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Divide County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that would be beneficial to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Divide County Jail
P.O. Box 275
Crosby, ND 58730-0275

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (701) 965-6461
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To find out who is in jail at Divide County Jail you need to visit their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Divide County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get info for anyone processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information faster if you have their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be in another jail you can check our guide to other North Dakota jails: List of all county jails in North Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is a picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Divide County Jail prisoners can be viewed on the website, or you can see them at the Divide County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the inmate’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Divide County Jail site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are not allowed to leave town.

Typically, prisoners are given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to post ten percent of the total that was set so you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Divide County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Divide County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail can take from 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring required items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put in the log for the inmate. All visitors must provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies change often, so it would be wise to review the official Divide County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely.

The Divide County Jail phone number is: (701) 965-6461

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Divide County Jail:

Divide County Jail
P.O. Box 275
Crosby, ND 58730-0275

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Divide County Jail
P.O. Box 275
Crosby, ND 58730-0275


The Divide County Jail mail policy is always changing, so visit the the Divide County Jail website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system in Divide County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are admitted to the North Dakota State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed in the case. You can access your court case records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Divide County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records related to your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrates do several different things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind you are able to ask to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you need to go to the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Divide County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these by going to the Divide County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings online, but you should know that you will not be able to find the exact address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file containing a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at the Divide County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not find out if they has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Divide County,the Divide County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Divide County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Divide County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Divide 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 people in jail changes, so check the official Divide County Jail site when you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Divide County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Divide County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Divide County Jail

    Requirements:

    • 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 Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in Divide County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Divide County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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