Adair County Jail – Kirksville, MO

Adair County Jail is located in Adair County, MO and is the jail for the area. Looking for somebody locked up at Adair County Jail? This site will tell you information about anything you might want to know about Adair County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Adair County Jail? How to view Adair County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give advice and information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Adair County Jail
215 North Franklin Street
Kirksville, MO 63501

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (660) 665-4644
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and need to find out where they are?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Adair County Jail you will have to visit their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Adair County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to find info on anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find their arrest information fast if you have their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one is at another county jail you can look here, too: Missouri County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is the photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They take one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the Adair County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Adair County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to enter the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Adair County Jail site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

Usually, an inmate in the Adair County Jail are given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to stay jail at the end of the day after work, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was set in order to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Adair County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it is really easy. First of all, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some simple questions, like your full name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you use the phone to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you can get out of jail. It also will depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to determine your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered in a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Adair County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to check the official Adair County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (660) 665-4644

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined by staff, and the mail will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Adair County Jail:

Adair County Jail
215 North Franklin Street
Kirksville, MO 63501

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Adair County Jail
215 North Franklin Street
Kirksville, MO 63501


The inmate mail policy at Adair County Jail can change, so visit the official Adair County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the legal system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more information on this subject, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access court records with the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Adair County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents associated with your case are maintained at Adair County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates do different tasks, which include setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you should ask to see your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you should go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Adair County jail website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Adair County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Adair County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not get the street address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket and all of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Adair County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t learn if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Adair County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Adair County Jail is no fun, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Adair County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Adair County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending money to Adair County Jail inmates might change, so visit the site when you send any money.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Adair County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Adair County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Adair County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at Adair County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions in Adair County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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