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Clay County Jail Information
15 North Washington Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: (605) 677-7100
The Clay County Jail is located at 15 North Washington Street in Vermillion, SD and is a medium security county jail operated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department.This site will tell you information about anything a person needs to know about the Clay County Jail, like how to find an inmate at the Clay County Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures, how to find your court records, and everything else.
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This guide is meant to offer info that you’ll need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others is much appreciated.
Clay County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and don’t know how to locate them? Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
To look up who’s in jail at the Clay County Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Clay County Jail Inmate Lookup is a roster of individuals currently in custody, including custody status, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get info on anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information faster if you have their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.
Clay County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Clay County Jail is made up of the following steps:
You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
You will answer some questions, like your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact, and they’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID number and you will get fingerprinted. Then, any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
You will then be allowed to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or somebody else who can help you get out.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jumpsuit.
When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged. Also, it will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to be released that morning.
Clay County Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates must give information about each visitor to the Clay County Jail before you can visit. This information will be entered into a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Clay County Jail visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to call the official Clay County Jail at (605) 677-7100 before you try to 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 an inmate at the Clay County Jail you have to first have your name on the inmate’s visitation list.
Be sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No phones at Clay County Jail, and you will be searched before entering. Personal belongings are not allowed. Persons on must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting. Usually is not normally approved.
If a visitor is under the age of 18 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 the visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is not a family member of 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 even magazines to an inmate at the Clay County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Clay 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 an inmate at Clay County Jail:
Clay County Jail
15 North Washington Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Clay County Jail
15 North Washington Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
The inmate mail policy at the Clay County Jail is always changing, so be sure to double check the official Clay County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Clay 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 Clay 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 believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Clay County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at the Clay County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for driving under the influence (DUI), drug Possession of drug trafficking, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The rules for sending funds to inmates at the Clay County Jail could change, so be sure to visit the Clay County Jail website before you send any funds.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Clay 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 Clay County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (605) 677-7100 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 Clay County Jail store. An inmate can purchase different things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Keep in mind that you will most likely 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 items that inmates can buy if they have sufficient funds in their commissary account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as 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 Clay County Jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are usually more costly than regular phone calls. 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 should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get reduced or forbidden completely.
The Clay County Jail phone number is: (605) 677-7100
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at each facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they get to set the prices. The money these phone service providers make off of all of the 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 Clay County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two types of 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 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 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. In some cases, we will not be able to save you any money, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the jail has set their phone call rates so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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