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Aurora County Jail Information
401 North Main Street
Plankinton, SD 57368
Phone Number: (605) 942-7736
The Aurora County Jail is located at 401 North Main Street in Plankinton, SD and is a medium security county jail operated by the Aurora County Sheriff’s Department.This guide will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about the Aurora County Jail, such as how to locate an inmate at the Aurora County Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, booking and intake procedures, court information and records, and much more.
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This guide is designed to give you information and advice that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that might help others is appreciated.
Aurora County Jail Inmate Search
Do you know someone in jail and want to contact them? Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
In order to find out who is in jail at the Aurora County Jail you will need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Aurora County Jail Inmate Lookup is a roster of individuals who have been arrested, including current status, and visiting hours. You can get the same information about anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get the information fast if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
Aurora County Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake procedure at the Aurora County Jail includes each of the following steps:
They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, your address, birth date and a contact person, and you will also be asked about your medical and mental history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID number and you will be fingerprinted. Then, Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
They will allow you to make a telephone call to talk to a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.
Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge must decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, you should plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.
Aurora County Jail Visitation
Inmates have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the Aurora County Jail in advance. This information will go in a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors must provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Aurora County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you call the facility at (605) 942-7736 before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
|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|
In order to visit an inmate at the Aurora County Jail you must be added to their visitation list.
Make sure to take your valid driver’s license or government issued ID with you to visitation because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No cellphones are allowed at Aurora County Jail, and you will be searched before visiting. Personal belongings are not allowed. 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 normally 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 a 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 Aurora County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Aurora County 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.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Aurora County Jail, use this address:
Aurora County Jail
401 North Main Street
Plankinton, SD 57368
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Aurora County Jail
401 North Main Street
Plankinton, SD 57368
The Aurora County Jail mail policy changes, so we suggest that you visit the the Aurora County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Aurora County 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 Aurora County 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 can check the court records on the Aurora County court website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Aurora County jail, by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is freely available.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at the Aurora County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to the Aurora County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for DUI, drug offenses, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send money to people in jail could change, so you should double check the Aurora County Jail site before you send funds to an inmate.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Aurora County 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 Aurora County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (605) 942-7736 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 Aurora County Jail store. An inmate can buy a number of things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Keep in mind that you will most likely need to buy things from the commissary every day, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that inmates can buy if they have money in their account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as 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
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Aurora County Jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.
The Aurora County Jail phone number is: (605) 942-7736
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at every facility that they operate, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The profits from all of the 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 Aurora County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three things will determine how much an inmate phone call will cost: 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 learning how to lower your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date 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. In some cases, we won’t be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the jail or prison has set their inmate calling prices in a way that nobody can save you money.
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