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Benton County Jail Information
581 Highway 23
Foley, MN 56329
Phone: (320) 968-7201
The Benton County Jail is located at 581 Highway 23 in Foley, MN and is a medium security county jail operated by the Benton County Sheriff’s Department.This page tells you information about everything related to the Benton County Jail, like how to find an inmate at the Benton County Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures, how to find Benton County court records, and lots more.
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The goal of this guide is to give you advice and information that you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation is welcome.
Benton County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend in jail and don’t know how to contact them? Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
To see who is in jail at the Benton County Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Benton County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of individuals who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get information for anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get the information fast if you’ve got their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.
Benton County Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Benton County Jail takes you through each of the following steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
First you have to answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, address, birth date and contact person, and they’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID and you will be fingerprinted. Then, all personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
You will then be allowed to make a phone call in order to call a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.
When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process will take anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get released. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge has to decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
Benton County Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the Benton County Jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Benton County Jail visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you call the facility at (320) 968-7201 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|
Before you can visit an inmate at the Benton County Jail you must have your name on this person’s visitation list.
Be sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No cellphones at Benton 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 the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before they can visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age is related to the inmate, they must 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 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 Benton County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Benton 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.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Benton County Jail:
Benton County Jail
581 Highway 23
Foley, MN 56329
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Benton County Jail
581 Highway 23
Foley, MN 56329
The Benton County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you 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 Benton 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 Benton 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 are able to check the court records on the Benton County jail website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Benton County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible by the public.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a court docket and any filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or 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 might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include DUI or DWI, drug Possession of drug trafficking, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending funds to inmates can change at any time, so it would be best to review the Benton County Jail website when send funds to someone in jail there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Benton 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 Benton County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (320) 968-7201 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 Benton County Jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Keep in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that the inmate can buy if they have money in their trust account. These items 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 Benton County Jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, phone privileges may be limited or totally denied.
Phone Number: (320) 968-7201
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts 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 off of 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 Benton County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two different 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 state prisons and local jails figuring out how to decrease your inmates phone charges is 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 a lot of money on inmate phone calls. There are some circumstances where 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 these cases, the jail has set their phone rates so high that nobody can save you money.
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