Kidder County Jail is located in Kidder County, ND and is the correctional facility for the region. Know somebody locked up in Kidder County Jail? This guide gives you information about everything you might need to know about Kidder County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Kidder County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much more…
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The thought of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the advice and information that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others will be welcome.
Kidder County Jail
Po Box 318
Steele, ND 48482
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 701-475-2422
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and need to find them?
Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
In order to search who is in jail at Kidder County Jail you have to click on their website and do an inmate search.
The Kidder County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested, including current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can get info on anybody arrested and processed or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get the information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at another jail you can check our guide to other North Dakota jails: Other County Jails in North Dakota
A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is a photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and booking number will be on the photos, and they’re kept on file.
Mugshots of inmates can be searched online, or you can see them in person at the Kidder County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input their legal name, and a booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to have your mugshot removed from the Kidder County Jail website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
If you’re in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and you can’t go out of town.
In most cases, prisoners in the Kidder County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail each day after work, or you may get to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Kidder County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it is easy. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will usually use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process is made up of each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- The first step is that you have to answer some questions, like your legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
- You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be issued an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
- You will then be allowed to make a telephone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.
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When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take from 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will be released. It also will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate has to figure out how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, expect to be released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
out against you, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as your driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor has to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or that does not have a visitation order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Kidder County Jail visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you visit the jail site before you go.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.
The Kidder County Jail phone number is: 701-475-2422
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail has to be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. Clearly write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read by staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Kidder County Jail is:
Kidder County Jail
Po Box 318
Steele, ND 48482
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Kidder County Jail
Po Box 318
Steele, ND 48482
The mail policy at Kidder County Jail changes, so double check the official Kidder County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the court system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.
For more information about how to find a lawyer, go to: Find a Lawyer
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in North Dakota.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?
Court records are public records. They contain a court case file containing a docket and every documents and motions in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the online service, or at the Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your case are held at the Kidder County Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
A Magistrate is the judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, such as setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind that you can request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.
Want to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?
To do this, you need to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:
- Approximate booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Kidder County jail, by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and these records are available to anyone.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders must be 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 see these offenders on the website, but remember that you will not find the street address, but rather the block they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any documents filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Kidder County Courthouse and check in person or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not discover if they have had any:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- 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.
- 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 Kidder County Jail.
- Jail facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- Prisoner safety
- Jail gangs
- Activities and programs
To find this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Kidder County, the Kidder County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of getting locked up in the Kidder County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Kidder 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 Kidder 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 Kidder County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you review the official Kidder County Jail site when you send funds 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 Kidder County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Kidder 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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