Wells County Jail, ND Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

700 Railway Street North PO Box 306, Fessenden, ND, 58438
Wells County Jail

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The Wells County Jailopened as a solution to housing prisoners safely, efficiently and humanely.

The prison is operated and maintained by North Dakota Sheriff’s Office.

We have given below important need to know information such as how to find someone at Wells County Jail, how to send money, mail, and visit inmates.

How to Find Someone in Wells County Jail

Search our Arrest & Warrant Records database.

It is really easy to find someone in Wells County Jail in North Dakota. The Wells County Jail has its jail roster available to the general public. You can find their jail tracker on the Wells County Jail website.

You can do an inmate search by the inmates first and last name. When doing a successful inmate search, you will see the following inmate's information, their mugshot, charges they have against them, inmate's full name, date of birth, as well as other personally identifying information.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

Inmates at the Wells County Jail are allowed to receive letters, photographs, and money orders for their commissary account. The inmates are not allowed to receive any kind of sexual or nudity photos.

You can send the inmate's mail to the address listed below:

Inmate's Name
In Care of the Wells County Jail
700 Railway Street North PO Box 306, Fessenden, ND, 58438

Sending Money

You can use the kiosk in the Wells County Jail lobby to deposit funds into an inmate's commissary account. The kiosk is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The kiosk accepts cash, Visa, Discover, and Mastercard’s.

If it's more convenient for you to mail a money order to the jail, you can do so. Make sure to make all money orders payable to the Wells County Jail.

Phone calls

Inmates at Wells County Jail are not permitted to receive incoming phone calls. The jail staff won't take any messages for the inmates either.

The jail supplies phones for the inmates to use. The inmates are allowed to make prepaid collect, prepaid calling cards and collect calls.

For their phone service, the Wells County Jail contracts with Pay Tel Communication. Inmates are allowed to talk for 20-minute increments at a time. The call will be disconnected when the 20-minutes is over.


The inmates at Wells County have access to their Pay Tel Communication account. However, they do not have access to the internet.

The Pay Tel Communication account allows inmates the ability to message their friends and family back home, so it's more than just a phone service. There is a fee associated with this service.

Visiting Rules

There is no guaranteed on any visits. It is up to the Wells County Sheriff to either approve or deny visits.

15 minutes before your visitation time you need to get to the jail.

Personal belongings are not permitted in the visitation area so make sure you leave all your personal belongings in your car. Visitors will be searched and must follow a strict dress code.

The jail staff can refuse a visitation for any reason.

Wells County Jail Sheriff's Office

Address: 700 N Railway StFresenden, ND 58438
Phone: (701) 547-3211

Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Wells County Jail
700 Railway Street North PO Box 306, Fessenden, ND, 58438

Wells County Jail Information

Jail Name Wells County Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 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

Visitation Hours

Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
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

How Often Can I Visit?

Inmates are permitted to have one visitation per calendar week.

This visitation can have up to three people only. This includes children as well.

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