Wells County Jail, ND Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Wells County Jail

701-547-3211

700 Railway Street North PO Box 306, Fessenden, ND, 58438

The original Wells County Jail was built back in the 1850s. The original Wells County Jail has now been made into a museum.

They have built a newer facility that has all the bells and whistles. The new Wells County Jail went to replace the original Wells County Jail was burnt to the ground.

The Wells County Jail is responsible for keeping inmates who are from Wells County as they are going through their trial process as well as when they serve their sentences.

Inmates in the Wells County Jail are both male and female over the age of 18.

Wells County Jail — General Information

Facility Name Wells County Jail
Facility Type County Jail
Address 700 Railway Street North PO Box 306, Fessenden, ND, 58438
Phone 701-547-3211
City Fessenden
Postal Code 58438
State North Dakota
County Wells County

Sending a Mail/Care Package

If you do not live near the Wells County Jail and you still want to converse with an inmate other than phone calls, another great way is to send them letters.

The Wells County Jail permits inmates to receive written letters from their friends, family, and even legal counsel.

When writing an inmate, a letter, you should refrain from using any of the following:

  • Staples

  • Stickers

  • Glitter

  • Kissing the letter with lipstick

  • Misting the letter with your cologne or perfume

  • Drawing on it

  • Using crayons

Please ensure you put your return address on every letter you send.

Sending Money

If you need to put money into the inmates account at the Wells County Jail, you can stop by the facility lobby with a money order. The money order will then be added to the inmate’s accounts within a few business days.

If you do not live near the Wells County Jail, you can send a check or a money order to the facility and they can then add the funds to the inmate’s account. You need to ensure the inmate’s name is on the funds you are sending.

Please do not send cash.

Phone calls

When an inmate is first brought into the Wells County Jail, they will have to fill out a phone call approval list. This list will allow them to contact you while they are in the Wells County Jail.

If an inmate does not know your telephone number when filling out this list, it is fine, they can add you later.

Inmates in the Wells County Jail will be permitted to use the telephone from 7 am to 7:30 pm. They will not be permitted to use the telephone during counts throughout the day.

However, inmates will only be permitted to call you collect. You, the receiver will be the one responsible for the costs associated with the call.

Inmates will be able to make 30-minute phone calls home. However, during rush time, the calls will only be approved for 10-minutes.

Visitation

Again, when an inmate is first brought into the Wells County Jail, they will have to fill out an approved visitor list. Inmates will need your information to put you on the list.

Keep in mind that you will need a government photo identification card with you to be permitted into the visitation room.

Visiting Hours

Monday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM

Directions

Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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