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Elgin Police Jail Information
305 North Main Street
Elgin, ND 58533-7109
Phone Number: 701-584-2177
The Elgin Police Jail is located at 305 North Main Street in Elgin, ND and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Elgin Police Department.This guide will tell you information about everything you might want to know about the Elgin Police Jail, like how to locate an inmate, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures and booking, court information, and lots more.
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The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.
Elgin Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and want to locate them? Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you want to find them?
In order to see who’s in jail at the Elgin Police Jail you need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Elgin Police Jail Inmate Roster is a roster of individuals currently in custody, which includes status, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information fast if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.
Elgin Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Elgin Police Jail is made up of each of these steps:
You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
First, you will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person, and you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID and you will get fingerprinted. Then, any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
They will let you make a telephone call so you can get in touch with family, friends, or loved one.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.
When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process will take between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge needs to determine the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, expect to be released between 9am and noon.
Elgin Police Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s full name to the Elgin Police Jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go in a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so you should call the official Elgin Police Jail at 701-584-2177 before you go to visitation.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
Before you can visit someone at the Elgin Police Jail you must be added to their approved visitation list.
Be sure to take your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No mobile phones are allowed at Elgin Police Jail, and you will be searched before you can visit. No personal belongings. Persons probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting. Such visitation is not going to be approved.
If a visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they will have to be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If the visitor is younger than 18 years old and is not related to the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Elgin Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Elgin Police Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
The mailing address for the Elgin Police Jail is:
Elgin Police Jail
305 North Main Street
Elgin, ND 58533-7109
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Elgin Police Jail
305 North Main Street
Elgin, ND 58533-7109
The Elgin Police Jail mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you review the official Elgin Police Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Elgin Police Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Elgin Police Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records online or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail 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 Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and this information is accessible by the public.
Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a court docket and all documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to 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 entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include DUI or DWI, drug offenses, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending funds to inmates at the Elgin Police Jail change frequently, so you should review the Elgin Police Jail site before you send funds to an inmate.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Elgin Police Jail
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.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Elgin Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 701-584-2177 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Elgin Police Jail store. An inmate can purchase several different things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Keep in mind that you will probably need to use the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell a selection of different products that the inmate can buy if they have money in their trust account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to personal hygiene products including soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from the Elgin Police Jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates 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, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.
The Elgin Police Jail phone number is: 701-584-2177
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at each facility that they operate, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The profits these phone service providers make from all inmate phone calls are split with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Elgin Police Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three factors will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails finding out how to decrease your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com is an expert in keeping up with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on how much it costs you to call your inmate. There are some circumstances where we will not be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail or prison has set their inmate calling prices so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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