Grant County Jail – Carson, ND

Grant County Jail is in Grant County, ND and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Looking for someone incarcerated at Grant County Jail? This page tells you information about anything a person needs to know about Grant County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Grant County Jail. How to view Grant County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Grant County Jail
106 2Nd Ave. Ne
Carson, ND 58529

Phone Number and Fax Number

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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 contact them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Grant County Jail you need to navigate to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Grant County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get info for anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information fast if you enter their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our North Dakota county jail guide: Other Jails in North Dakota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side photo. Your name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the Grant County Jail website, or you can view them at the Grant County Jail. When viewing online you have to input the prisoner’s full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Grant County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a 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 on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, prisoners can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total amount set so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will usually request to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You must answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take from 30 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get released. Also, it will depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, you should plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will have to provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies change often, so make sure that you review the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are much more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to 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 are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls could be reduced or totally denied.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Grant County Jail:

Grant County Jail
106 2Nd Ave. Ne
Carson, ND 58529

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Grant County Jail
106 2Nd Ave. Ne
Carson, ND 58529


The Grant County Jail mail policy can change, so we suggest that you double check the official Grant County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve 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 make sure to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the complicated court system in Grant County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed in the case. You can access your court case records via the Grant County website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Grant County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case. They do many different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to see a copy of this report before your sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Grant County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. 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 offenders online, but bear in mind that you won’t see the precise address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it 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 will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not learn if someone has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to call the Grant County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Grant County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Grant County jail is no fun, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Grant 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 Grant 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 money to someone in jail at Grant County Jail is always changing, so be sure to double check the the Grant County Jail website before you send any funds.

    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 Grant County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Grant 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 Grant County Jail

    Requirements:

    • 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 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:

    • 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.

    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 been a prisoner at Grant County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at Grant County Jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Grant County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Grant County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to find an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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