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Grand Forks Police Jail Information
122 South 5Th Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201-4647
Phone Number: 701-787-8000
The Grand Forks Police Jail is located at 122 South 5Th Street in Grand Forks, ND and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Grand Forks Police Department.This page tells you info about anything you might want to know about the Grand Forks Police Jail, such as how to do a jail inmate search, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures, how to find your court records, and lots more.
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This guide is designed to offer information and advice that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that might help others will be welcome.
Grand Forks Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you know someone that is locked up and don’t know how to find out where they are? Do you know someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?
To look up who is in jail at the Grand Forks Police Jail you have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Grand Forks Police Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find information on anybody who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you’ve got their name, birth date, or inmate ID.
Grand Forks Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Grand Forks Police Jail includes the following steps:
You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
First you will have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and a contact person, and they’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID and you will be fingerprinted. Then, all of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
They will let you make a phone call in order to contact family, friends, or loved one.
If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.
When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged will take from 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will be released. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Grand Forks Police Jail Visitation
The inmate have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the Grand Forks Police Jail before you can visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies change often, so we suggest that you call the facility at 701-787-8000 before you go to the jail to visit.
|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 Grand Forks Police Jail you have to be on their visitation list.
Make sure to take your up to date government issued ID or valid driver’s license when you go to visit because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No cellphones at Grand Forks Police Jail, and you will be searched before visiting. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anyone under must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer prior to a visit. This kind of visitation is not normally approved.
If the visitor is under the age of 18 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 younger than 18 years old 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 in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Grand Forks Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Grand Forks Police 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.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Grand Forks Police Jail, use this address:
Grand Forks Police Jail
122 South 5Th Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201-4647
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Grand Forks Police Jail
122 South 5Th Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201-4647
The Grand Forks Police Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so be sure to check the official Grand Forks Police 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 Grand Forks Police 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 Grand Forks Police 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 have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible to anyone.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at the Grand Forks County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for DWI or DUI, drug Possession, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send funds to people in jail could change, so you should review the Grand Forks Police Jail site before you send any money.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Grand Forks Police 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 Grand Forks Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 701-787-8000 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 Grand Forks Police Jail store. An inmate can buy several different things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Keep in mind that you will most likely want to buy things from the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that the inmate can buy if they have sufficient funds in their trust account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as personal 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 Grand Forks Police Jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, phone calls may be limited or eliminated altogether.
The Grand Forks Police Jail phone number is: 701-787-8000
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly 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 from 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 Grand Forks Police Jail. The prices 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 significantly on inmate phone calls. There are some circumstances 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 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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