Inmate Intakes and Releases

Intake of Inmates

Warrant Turn In
To clear a warrant, bail / bond must be posted to receive a court date or subjects of warrants may turn themselves in to the jail before 9:00 a.m., on Monday through Friday, except for holidays, to get on that days court calendar.  The jail cannot guarantee that you will get on the current day’s court calendar, although every effort will be made to accomplish that.

You can turn yourself in 24 hours a day, but you will not get on the court calendar until the next scheduled court day.  Bring a photo ID with you and any medications you may need for your stay.  Do not leave children in the jail lobby or your vehicle.

To determine if you have a warrant you can call Dispatch at 320-864-3134 twenty-four hours a day, or, check the Warrant Search page. 

When to Report to Jail for a Sentence
You are expected to report to jail on time and not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  If you fail to report on time or are under the influence of intoxicants, you will be subject to loss of STS and Work Release privileges.  If you have problems with your report date or time the jail cannot change it.

Court Information After Arrest
This is completely dependent on the court system and their court schedule.  The Sheriff's Office has little or no control over court appearances.  Everyone in custody by 9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday is booked and the paperwork delivered to court administration to be included on the daily jail calendar, however, special circumstances in the courts may arise.

By law, new arrests fall under either the 48 or 36 hour rules.  Each one has slightly different calculation requirements that determine how long someone can be held before being seen in court.  The primary difference is that the 48 hour rule requires judicial review within 48 hours of arrest.  The 36-hour rule does not count Sundays, holidays, or the day of arrest.

Individuals turning themselves in are encouraged to provide the Sheriff’s Office with as much information as possible related to why they are wanted.

Items to Bring
When turning yourself in, please bring the following items:

Valid state or federal issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license.  Current prescription medications in original sealed and labeled packaging.  Clothing appropriate for the season.  Cash for bail (if appropriate).  Necessary personal assistance aids, such as glasses, hearing aids, or orthopedic devices.  The following items should not be brought: excess personal items, jewelry or clothing, weapons, non-prescription medications, or perishable items.

Release of Inmates

Court Information
Once court has ended, the jail does not get updated inmate release information from court administration until around 1:30 p.m. at the earliest.  Once the jail gets court information, it could take one to four hours to process an inmate’s release from the jail.

If the court calendar is small, the process could be shorter.  Every day is different.  Much depends upon the size of the court calendar and if the inmate was seen by the judge first or last.  The jail has no control over the court calendar or when the information is received from court administration.

Inmate Release
Inmates who are sentenced are generally released at 7:30 A.M.  They will be released to our jail lobby.  Inmates can receive information on bus routes if requested as they are released.  There are cab companies that will pick up and drop off inmates at the jail.  Inmates being released are not authorized to walk into local churches looking for money or rides home.  Inmates may receive/purchase bus tokens from the jail for Trailblazer or Metro Transit.

Inmates can receive a packet on community resources if requested.

Inmates who are intoxicated, under the influence of drugs or vulnerable due to mental health issues will only be released to a responsible party.  The responsibly party must be an adult, sober, and present a valid driver’s license.

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