Rosebud County Jail – Detention – Forsyth, MT

Rosebud County Jail is in Rosebud County, MT and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Looking for somebody at Rosebud County Jail? This page will tell you information about anything related to Rosebud County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Rosebud County Jail
180 S 13Th Ave
Forsyth, MT 59327

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone:
Fax:

Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and need to locate them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Rosebud County Jail you will have to navigate to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Rosebud County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can also find info on anybody booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information faster if you enter their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for may be at another county jail you will want to check our guide to other Montana jails: Other County Jails in Montana


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is the photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can see them in person at the Rosebud County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in their legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Rosebud County Jail website? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are locked up, your main thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail amount is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to leave the county.

Usually, a prisoner at Rosebud County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Rosebud County Jail. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it is really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman might require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Rosebud County

Have you ever used a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process can take between 15 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if a judge has to decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, you should expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so we suggest that you check the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear 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, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Rosebud County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and examined and read by staff, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Rosebud County Jail, use this address:

Rosebud County Jail
180 S 13Th Ave
Forsyth, MT 59327

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Rosebud County Jail
180 S 13Th Ave
Forsyth, MT 59327


The Rosebud County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to visit the official Rosebud County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you through the complicated court system in Rosebud County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.

For more info on how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records related to your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Rosebud County magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and information about the defendant’s life, which the judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you can request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out just access the Rosebud County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Rosebud County court website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you 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 Rosebud County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you can’t get the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access your court records online, or at the Rosebud County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Rosebud County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

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

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t be able to see if someone has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Rosebud County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Rosebud County Jail is no fun, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work 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 Rosebud 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 Rosebud 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 jail inmates can change, so be sure to visit the official Rosebud County Jail site 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 Rosebud County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at Rosebud County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Write down your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

    • Conditions in Rosebud County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Post a message to them below.

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  1. jenise says:

    Let Curtis Gray…Kno That I’m Sorry that I couldnt be there tonight…because i thought Tori was going to go visit Bolind……but she cant! :( but tell him I LoVe && Miss Him Alot!!!!!!! :)

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