St Louis County Jail is located in St Louis County, Minnesota and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Looking for somebody at St Louis County Jail? This page tells you information about everything you might want to know about St Louis County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. St Louis County court information. And much more…
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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to others is much appreciated.
St Louis County Jail
4334 Haines Road
Duluth, MN 55811
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and need to find them?
Do you know someone who has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
To see who is in jail at St Louis County Jail you have to visit their web site and do an inmate lookup.
The St Louis County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can get the same information for anybody booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get their inmate information faster if you have their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you are looking for could possibly be at another county jail you should look here: Minnesota County Jails Directory
A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is the photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be stored.
Mugshots can be viewed on the website, or you can see them in person at the St Louis County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the inmate’s full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the St Louis County Jail site? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, once you are in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are are released you must agree to show up for court, and you are required not to leave the area.
In most cases, prisoners at St Louis County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail.
Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set before you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the St Louis County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s easy. To start with, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.
If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will usually use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
To find a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Released On House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process takes you through each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- First, have to answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
- You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take between 15 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get out of jail. It also depends on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, plan to be released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
out against you, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. This information will be entered in a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Every visitor must provide identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The St Louis County Jail visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you check the jail site before you go.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, 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 jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or cut altogether.
The St Louis County Jail phone number is:
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will get returned if it can’t be delivered.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at St Louis County Jail:
St Louis County Jail
4334 Haines Road
Duluth, MN 55811
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
St Louis County Jail
4334 Haines Road
Duluth, MN 55811
The inmate mail policy at St Louis County Jail changes, so we suggest that you check the site when you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the court system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.
To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in St Louis County
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are admitted to the Minnesota State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law in Minnesota.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?
Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a case file containing a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your case are held at the St Louis County Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The magistrate is the person that rules on your case. Magistrates do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
To do this, you need to go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the St Louis County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.
A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the St Louis County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders have 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 crime. You are able to view this information on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to see the actual address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access court records online, or at the St Louis County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to the St Louis County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
During a criminal records search, you generally won’t find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding or wreckless driving.
- Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Drivers 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 at the jail.
- Jail layout and facility
- Staff and guards
- Jail food and commissary
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Jail gangs
- Activities and programs
To find driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In St Louis County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List:
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that being incarcerated in St Louis County Jail is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm at 6am, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 St Louis 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 St Louis 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 funds to inmates at St Louis County Jail could change, so it would be best to visit the the St Louis County Jail website when you send funds to an inmate.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at St Louis County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the St Louis 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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been an inmate at St Louis County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?
If your answer is yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced because others can learn what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?
Tell your story about when you did time at St Louis County Jail
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