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Codington County Detention Center Information
4 1st Avenue SE
Watertown, SD 57201
Phone Number: (605) 882-6284
The Codington County Detention Center is located at 4 1st Avenue SE in Watertown, SD and is a medium security county jail operated by the Codington County Sheriff’s Department.This site will tell you information about anything a person needs to know about the Codington County Detention Center, like how to locate an inmate at the Codington County Detention Center, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures, how to find your court records, and everything else.
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This guide is designed to give advice and information that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.
Codington County Detention Center Inmate Search
Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to find out where they are? Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you want to find them?
To find out who is in jail at the Codington County Detention Center you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Codington County Detention Center Inmate Roster is an online list of individuals who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get info on anyone who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate the information fast if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.
Codington County Detention Center Policies and Procedures
The jail intake procedure at the Codington County Detention Center includes each of these steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
The first step is that you will answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact, and they’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID and you will be fingerprinted. Then, all of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
They will allow you to use the telephone so you can contact family, friends, or loved one.
If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jumpsuit.
When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will be released. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to decide on the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, you should expect to get discharged that morning.
Codington County Detention Center Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide information about each visitor to the Codington County Detention Center in advance. Your visitors will go into the log as an authorized visitor. All visitors has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Codington County Detention Center change often, so you should call the facility at (605) 882-6284 before you 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|
To visit an inmate at the Codington County Detention Center you must have your name on their approved visitation list.
Be sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visit or you will not be allowed to enter.
No phones are allowed at Codington County Detention Center, and you will be searched before you can visit. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anyone currently on must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer prior to a visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age is related to 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 of age 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 Codington County Detention Center. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Codington County Detention Center 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 Codington County Detention Center is:
Codington County Detention Center
4 1st Avenue SE
Watertown, SD 57201
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Codington County Detention Center
4 1st Avenue SE
Watertown, SD 57201
The mail policy at the Codington County Detention Center changes, so we suggest that you double check the official Codington County Detention Center site 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 Codington County Detention Center. 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 Codington County Detention Center 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 have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Codington County court website or 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 if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Codington County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.
Court Records are public records. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to the Codington County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal history search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include, drug Possession, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send money to someone in jail at the Codington County Detention Center could change, so visit the Codington County Detention Center site before you send funds to an inmate.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Codington County Detention Center
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 Codington County Detention Center uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (605) 882-6284 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 Codington County Detention Center store. Inmates can buy a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Remember that you will most likely need to buy things from the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that inmates can buy if they have sufficient funds 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
The only phone calls that Codington County Detention Center inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, 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, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.
Phone Number: (605) 882-6284
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 they control the prices. The profits from all 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 Codington County Detention Center. The prices are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following 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 lower 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 how much it costs you to call your inmate. There are some prisons or jails where we will not be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the jail has set their phone call rates in a way that nobody will be able to save you money.
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