Carver County Jail – Chaska, MN

Carver County Jail is in Carver County and is the primary jail for the area. Do you know somebody in jail at Carver County Jail? This page will tell you info about everything you might want to know about Carver County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Carver County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Carver County Jail intake procedures. Carver County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you information and tips that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Carver County Jail
606 East 4Th Street
Chaska, MN 55318

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and want to find them?

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

In order to find out who is in jail at Carver County Jail you should visit their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Carver County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find information for anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you enter their full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for may be at another county jail you should check the other Minnesota county jails in our Minnesota County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Minnesota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one full face and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Carver County Jail prisoners can be viewed online, or you can see them at the Carver County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the inmate’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Carver County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you must not go out of town.

Usually, prisoners in the Carver County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will have to go back to jail at the end of the day after work, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined so you are able to be released. If you miss your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all 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 Carver County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • 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, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the phone to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any things that could help others to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it depends on whether you have a bond amount or if a judge still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is 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 you do, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring necessary items with you, such as your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
The Carver County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the official 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 collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are generally more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

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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 shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Carver County Jail is:

Carver County Jail
606 East 4Th Street
Chaska, MN 55318

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Carver County Jail
606 East 4Th Street
Chaska, MN 55318


The Carver County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so you should review the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on this subject, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the Minnesota State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Carver County 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 are comprised of a court case file with a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the Carver County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Carver County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are held at Carver County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Carver County magistrate is the judge that rules on your court case. They do many different things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to request to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just just access the Carver County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate 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 think you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Carver County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Carver County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not find if they has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you call the Carver County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Carver County Jail is no fun, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Carver 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 Carver 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 procedure to send funds to someone in jail at Carver County Jail could change, so be sure to check the official website before you send funds to an inmate there.

    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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Carver County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Carver 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 Carver 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 an inmate in Carver County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then please write a review about it. Write about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in what you write:

    • Conditions in Carver County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with someone you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Carver County Jail


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