USA / North Dakota / Cass County Jail CountyJail.net has 1,326 interviews from ex-inmates. Share your story
Full interview (by category)
Getting along with other inmates
Time off for good behavior
Food and Commissary
Cass County Jail
Many jails around the county have a long history. Some new facilities are built next to the old ones then the inmates are walked across the street and the old jail is torn down. That's what happened at the Cass County Jail in Fargo North Dakota. The original jail was built way back in 1913. The new edition was opened in 2002 and can now welcome over 540 inmates.
Upon arrival an inmate is given a classification based on their current charges, past charges, escape history, behavior and/or special needs. Once this exam is accomplished, the inmate will be housed in the appropriate section of the jail.
Cass County Jail Layout
The layout of the jail is in separate pods. Each pod has its own designation such as maximum security for males, work release, direct supervision or special needs. Each pod has its own control center, a private room for inmate counseling, an indoor gym and a common room used for meals and watching television.
Once a prisoner has settled in they can apply to participate in the Cass County Sheriffís Work Release Program. This allows certain inmates to serve out their time while reporting to a job outside the facility each day. This helps the inmates pay off fines and support their families. In order to be eligible for work release the inmate has to be classified as a low risk and not have any record of previous escape. They must also be clean from drugs and have a full time job already in place.
Good Behavior Policy
Inmates serving time in a North Dakota jail are awarded up to five days per month for good time. These days can be earned by taking GED classes, vocational training or participating on a prison work crew.
Visitor and Phone Policy
Anyone can call into the jail to leave a message for an inmate but these messages are always monitored. You can make a direct call to an inmate. The inmate then has the option of making a collect call to an unrestricted outside line. The cost is $2.95 minutes for a 15 minute collect local call plus a $3.00 connection fee.
Inmates are allowed to buy prepaid phone calls to charge their calls on. As for visiting an inmate, you must call at least 24 hours in advance to set up a visitation appointment. Visitors are only allowed 2 people to visits at a time Monday through Sunday.
Continue to the interview