Pondera County Jail & Sheriff

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Pondera County Jail & Sheriff Information

The Pondera County Jail & Sheriff is a 12 bed jail in the city of Conrad, Pondera County, Montana. Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the Montana State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 406-271-4060, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Pondera County Jail & Sheriff at 406-271-4060 to get it.

Phone: 406-271-4060

Physical Address:
20 4th Ave SW
Conrad, MT 59425

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's first and last name
c/o Pondera County Jail & Sheriff
20 4th Ave SW
Conrad, MT 59425

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How Do You Find Someone in the Pondera County Jail & Sheriff?

To search for an inmate in the Pondera County Jail & Sheriff, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 406-271-4060 for the information you are looking for.

Pondera County Jail & Sheriff Inmate Search

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about finding an inmate in the Pondera County Jail & Sheriff, how the jail rosters work and what happens after an offender is arrested and booked. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 406-271-4060 for further assistance.

The Pondera County Jail & Sheriff maintains an average of 12 offenders in custody on any given day. The Pondera County Jail & Sheriff has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Pondera County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 240 offenders.

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About the Pondera County Jail & Sheriff
Here is the capacity information for Pondera County Jail in Montana according to the search results: The facility is considered a regional minimum security jail with a capacity of around 82 inmates. The Pondera County Jail was built in 1937 with a capacity for 130 inmates. The 56-bed capacity facility has been operational since 1986 and boasts of about 2784 bookings yearly. The Pondera County Jail and Sheriff's office is located in Conrad, Montana. Here is the address and contact information from the search results: Address: 20 4th Avenue Southwest, Conrad, Montana, 59425. Phone number: 406-271-4060. Fax number: 406-278-5751. Here are the visitation hours for Pondera County Jail & Sheriff in Montana, as found in the search results: According to, there is no information available about visitation hours. States that each inmate at the Pondera County Jail is permitted one hour free when they receive site visitation. Both on-site visitation and remote visitation are allowed. The Pondera County Jail is located at 20 4th Avenue Southwest, Conrad, MT, 59425. It was built in 1955 with a capacity for 107 detainees. The facility is supervised by a total of 180 officers and support staff. The jail is classified as a medium-level security facility. It can house all condemned and captured county prisoners. The monthly average of total bookings in the Pondera County Jail is 211. Inmates at the facility also have the option of accessing duplicates. The jail provides reintegration programming to male condemned criminals. There are several opportunities offered for inmates at the Pondera County Jail, including GED, computer education, financial and anger management. The facility also offers inmates substance abuse treatment. The Pondera County Jail has an online database where loved ones and friends can search for the inmate. The jail has an inmate roster that is updated daily, and it can be checked online for inmate search, roster reports, and bail bonds. In addition to on-site visitation, the jail also offers remote visitation. Each inmate at the Pondera County Jail is permitted one hour free when they receive site visitation. The visitor must schedule the Pondera County Jail visit at least 24 hours before the stay. The Pondera County Jail & Sheriff in Montana is a correctional facility that was built in 1955 with a capacity for 107 detainees. It is classified as a medium-level security facility and is run and managed by the Pondera County Sheriff’s Office. The jail houses all condemned and captured county prisoners, as well as felons from surrounding areas that lack the capability of holding inmates. The facility has a capacity of around 82 to 130 inmates. Inmates at the facility have access to GED, computer education, financial and anger management programs, and substance abuse treatment. The jail has an online database where loved ones and friends can search for the inmate. The Pondera County Jail also offers both on-site and remote visitation, and each inmate is permitted one hour free when they receive site visitation.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Pondera County Jail & Sheriff?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Pondera County Jail & Sheriff, call the jail’s booking line at 406-271-4060.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Pondera County Jail & Sheriff Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Pondera County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Pondera County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Pondera County Jail & Sheriff?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Pondera County and other Montana and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Pondera County Jail & Sheriff will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Pondera County Jail & Sheriff Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Pondera County Jail & Sheriff
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Pondera County Jail & Sheriff? What is the Schedule?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pondera County Jail & Sheriff’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 406-271-4060 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Pondera County Jail & Sheriff?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pondera County Jail & Sheriff’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 406-271-4060 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Pondera County Jail & Sheriff?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pondera County Jail & Sheriff’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 406-271-4060 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Pondera County Jail & Sheriff?

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Pondera County Jail & Sheriff

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Pondera County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Pondera County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pondera County Jail & Sheriff’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 406-271-4060 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Pondera County Jail & Sheriff, and what can I send them?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pondera County Jail & Sheriff’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 406-271-4060 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Pondera County Jail & Sheriff, and what can I purchase?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pondera County Jail & Sheriff’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 406-271-4060 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Pondera County Jail & Sheriff using an Online Messaging Service?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pondera County Jail & Sheriff’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 406-271-4060 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Pondera County Jail & Sheriff have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pondera County Jail & Sheriff’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 406-271-4060 for further assistance.

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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Pondera County?

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