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Chippewa County Jail Information
11th And Washington Avenue
Montevideo, MN 56265
Phone Number: (320) 269-2121
The Chippewa County Jail is located at 11th And Washington Avenue in Montevideo, MN and is a medium security county jail operated by the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department.This guide tells you info about everything a person needs to know about the Chippewa County Jail, such as how to find out who’s in jail at the Chippewa County Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures and booking, how to find Chippewa County court records, and lots more.
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The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and advice that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask it, and any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.
Chippewa County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and want to contact them? Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
In order to find out who is in jail at the Chippewa County Jail you will need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Chippewa County Jail Inmate List has information about people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find info for anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find their inmate information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
Chippewa County Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Chippewa County Jail includes each of the following steps:
You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
First, you have to answer a bunch of questions, like your legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person, and they’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, all of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
You will be allowed to make a phone 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 might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail will take from 15 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you have a bond amount or if the magistrate has to determine your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to be released that morning.
Chippewa County Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates must give information about each visitor to the Chippewa County Jail before you can visit. Your visitors will be entered in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to call the jail at (320) 269-2121 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 someone at the Chippewa County Jail you must first be added to this person’s approved visitation list.
Make 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 without it.
No phones at Chippewa County Jail, and you will be searched before you can visit. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anybody parole, probation, or other corrections supervision must get the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting. Usually is not going to be approved.
If a 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 a visitor is under the age of 18 and is not related to the inmate, this 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 Chippewa County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Chippewa 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 Chippewa County Jail is:
Chippewa County Jail
11th And Washington Avenue
Montevideo, MN 56265
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Chippewa County Jail
11th And Washington Avenue
Montevideo, MN 56265
The Chippewa County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so you should review the site before 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 Chippewa 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 Chippewa 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 access arrest warrants inquiry on the Chippewa County jail website or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Chippewa County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is freely available.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can 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.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for DWI or DUI, drug Possession, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The rules for sending funds to inmates at the Chippewa County Jail change frequently, so be sure to double check the Chippewa County Jail website before you send funds to an inmate.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Chippewa 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 Chippewa County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (320) 269-2121 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 Chippewa County Jail store. An inmate can buy several different things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Keep in mind that you will probably need to buy things from the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that inmates can purchase if they have sufficient funds in their account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as hygiene products such as 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 Chippewa County Jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
Phone Number: (320) 269-2121
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at each facility that they have a contract with, which means that they get to set the prices. The profits these phone service providers make from all of the inmate phone calls 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 Chippewa County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following 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 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 calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on inmate phone calls. In some cases, we will not be able to save you any money, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the jail or prison has set their phone rates so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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