Grand Forks County Correctional Center Inmate Search

Grand Forks County Correctional Center is a medium security jail which comes under jurisdiction of Grand Forks County, ND. The jail is maintained and operated by sheriffs at Grand Forks County. Offenders from the Police and City jails are transferred to the jail after the paper work is done. They usually stay in the jail, till they are sentenced, acquitted or released on bail. It houses inmate for short period of time serving less than a year jail term. Most of the inmates in Grand Forks County Correctional Center are convicted for misdemeanour offenses like drunk-and-drive, fight/assault, theft etc. It provides basic amenities to the inmates like bathroom facility, 3 times meals, education program and TV facility. It also provides work release program and other specialized services to the inmates.

Jail Name :

Grand Forks County Correctional Center

Jail Type :

County Jail

Location:

1701 North Washington PO Box 5244, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 58206-5244

City:

Grand Forks

Postal Code:

58206-5244

State :

North Dakota (ND)

County:

Grand Forks County

Phone:

701-780-8224

Email:

[email protected]

Fax:

701-780-8400

Prison beds:

245

Phone Carrier:

Reliance

Website:

http://gfcounty.nd.gov/Corrections


Grand Forks County Correctional Center Inmate Search

Q. How to find if someone is currently detained at Grand Forks County Correctional Center?

  • Grand Forks County Correctional Center maintains an online inmate roster where one can find the list of detainees. The list is updated usually once a month. To check the inmate roster please visit Grand Forks County Correctional Center Sheriff Department website. Usually the best way is to call the Grand Forks police department at 701-780-8224 and enquire about the inmate directly.

Q. What if you are not able to find the inmate in Grand Forks County Correctional Center?

  • It means the inmate is transferred to nearby county jail or state prison facility or is released from jail. Check North Dakota inmate search page for more details on how to search for inmate in North Dakota.

Q. What are the visitation rules of Grand Forks County Correctional Center?

  • Any individual with valid government ID and who isn’t on felony probation is allowed to visit an inmate. Children below 18 years, must be accompanied by a legal guardian. For more information one can call on 701-780-8224.


Grand Forks County Correctional Center Visitation Hours:

Sunday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Monday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

History

The current Grand Forks Correctional Center was built in 2006. The first year was a little rough until the center's administrator Bret Burkholder came in and organized it for the acceptance of prisoners from the state and federal authorities. The building of the jail led to a lawsuit from Baukol Builders, who lost the bidding. Grand Forks County won the lawsuit.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Grand Forks County was expanding. As with many of the western cities, prostitution became a common crime. Several of the saloons were watched by the local citizens for their undue influence on the community. Several times, law enforcement was sent to raid where the prostitutes, or soiled doves, were. Several were taken to jail, but usually the punishment was banishment or fines. One of the biggest of these came in 1888, when there was a push for reform. Several people were arrested for selling alcohol and prostitution related charges. The county kept working to keeping the reforms in place.

In 1882, Charles Thurber was accused of sexually assaulting two women in the countryside of Grand Forks County. He went on the run, but was found. This caused there to be unrest among the residents. A mob gathered the morning after he was brought to the jail. The mob was able to get him out of the building and taken to a tree. There a noose was put over his head and he was lynched.

On March 9, 1952, Sheriff Henry Halvorson had taken transport duty for a prisoner to be taken to the state penitentiary in Bismark. During the trip, Halvorson had an accident and was killed.

In 2018, Samuel Nelson had been found at his apartment. The police were there to arrest him for five warrants, several for drugs. He held off law enforcement for five hours before he was taken. He had barricaded himself in an attic of the apartments. Paramedics cleared him at the scene. He was booked into the correctional center. An hour after his arrival, he was found unconscious. He was taken to a local hospital where he died. It was determined that he died from a combination of meth, exposure, and heat.

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