Barry County Jail – Cassville, MO

Barry County Jail is located in Barry County, Missouri and is the primary jail for this area. Looking for someone in Barry County Jail? This guide gives you information about anything related to Barry County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you advice and information you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Barry County Jail
505 East Street
Cassville, MO 65625

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 417- 847-3121
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to look up who is in jail at Barry County Jail you should click on their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Barry County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can find information about anyone booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information faster if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in a different jail you can check our Missouri county jail guide: List of all jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photograph, is the photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. They will take one full face and a profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Barry County Jail prisoners can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Barry County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to input the person’s full name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Barry County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, a bail amount is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to leave the area.

Typically, an inmate in the Barry County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day after work, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t use a bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will require that they use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some questions, like your full legal name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a phone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any things that might help others get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Every visitor has to provide identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should review the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are generally more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 417- 847-3121

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of delivery. You must write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Barry County Jail is:

Barry County Jail
505 East Street
Cassville, MO 65625

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Barry County Jail
505 East Street
Cassville, MO 65625


The Barry County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so check the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or family member find an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the legal system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, click: How to Find an Attorney in Barry County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a file containing a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records relating to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Barry County court magistrate is the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrate judges do several different things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember you can ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you will have to go to the Barry County jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Barry County court website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the street address, just the neighborhood 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 sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to the Barry County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Barry County,the Barry County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Barry County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work 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 Barry 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 Barry 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 process for sending funds to someone in jail might change, so review the the Barry County Jail website before you send money to an inmate.

    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 Barry County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Barry 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 Barry 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Barry County Jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Barry County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Barry County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to say wassup to a person you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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