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Bennett County Jail Information
201 State Street
Martin, SD 57551
Phone: (605) 685-6515
The Bennett County Jail is located at 201 State Street in Martin, SD and is a medium security county jail operated by the Bennett County Sheriff’s Department.This guide tells you info about everything a person needs to know about the Bennett County Jail, such as how to find an inmate at the Bennett County Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures and booking, court information and records, and lots more.
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This guide is meant to give you advice and information you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that would help others is much appreciated.
Bennett County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to find out where they are? Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you want to find them?
In order to find out who’s in jail at the Bennett County Jail you will need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Bennett County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who have been arrested, including current status, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get the same information on anybody booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their inmate information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
Bennett County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Bennett County Jail includes these steps:
They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some basic questions, such as your full name, address, birth date and an emergency contact, and you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history. Next, you will be issued an inmate ID number and you will get fingerprinted. Then, all personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
They will let you use the telephone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or somebody else who can help you get out.
If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.
When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate has to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Bennett County Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the Bennett County Jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put into the log for the inmate. Each and every visitor must provide identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to call the official Bennett County Jail at (605) 685-6515 before you go.
|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 someone at the Bennett County Jail you must be on their 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 without it.
No cellphones are allowed at Bennett County Jail, and you will be searched. No personal belongings. Anyone under must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before they can visit. Such visitation is not approved.
If a visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is a family member of the inmate, they must 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 of age 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 in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Bennett County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Bennett 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.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at the Bennett County Jail is:
Bennett County Jail
201 State Street
Martin, SD 57551
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Bennett County Jail
201 State Street
Martin, SD 57551
The inmate mail policy at the Bennett County Jail changes frequently, so review the official website 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 Bennett 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 Bennett 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 might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Bennett County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that includes a docket and all of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the Bennett County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A criminal records search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for DUI, drug Possession of drug trafficking, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending funds to someone in jail might change, so you should check the Bennett County Jail website before you send money to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Bennett 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 Bennett County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (605) 685-6515 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 Bennett County Jail store. An inmate can purchase different things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Bear in mind that you will most likely want 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 inmates can buy if they have enough money in their trust account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to hygiene products like 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 Bennett County Jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or totally denied.
The Bennett County Jail phone number is: (605) 685-6515
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have a monopoly at each facility that they are the exclusive phone provider for, which means that they get to set the prices. The money these phone service providers make from all phone calls that inmates make are shared 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 Bennett County Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three things 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 can be more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on calling your inmate. There are some prisons or jails where we will not be able to save you any money, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the facility has set their inmate calling prices in a way that nobody will be able to save you money.
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