Barton County Jail – Lamar, MO

Barton County Jail is in Barton County and is the main correctional facility for this county. Know somebody at Barton County Jail? This page tells you info about everything you might need to know about Barton County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Barton County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and also any comments or feedback that would help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Barton County Jail
1010 Cherry
Lamar, MO 64759

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 417-682-5541
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who’s in jail at Barton County Jail you will have to go to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Barton County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can get info on anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information fast if you enter their full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be locked up at a different jail you can check our guide to other Missouri jails: Missouri County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is the photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found online, or you can go in person to the Barton County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in their first and last name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Barton County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest 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.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to go out of town.

Typically, an inmate at Barton County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set so you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Barton County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its easy. To start with, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released. 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, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in most cases use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Barton County Jail

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer some questions, such as your legal name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to make a phone call to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get discharged. It also can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, you should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, 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 time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late. Just bring required items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put in the log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide identification. Visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies change often, so it would be wise to review the official 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 with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, 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 might get cut back or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 417-682-5541

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail is opened and read by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Barton County Jail, use this address:

Barton County Jail
1010 Cherry
Lamar, MO 64759

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Barton County Jail
1010 Cherry
Lamar, MO 64759


The mail policy at Barton County Jail changes often, so it would be best to check the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Barton 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 is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

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

Clerk of Court

The Barton County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents related to your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that presides on your case. Magistrates do a number of things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Bear in mind that you should ask to receive a copy of this report before you are sentenced, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can just visit the Barton County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Barton County jail website or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Barton County jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Barton County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view this information online, but remember that you will not get the actual address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file that includes a docket and all documents filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t be able to see if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find 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? Did you search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Barton County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Barton County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Barton 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 Barton 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 procedure to send funds to inmates at Barton County Jail is always changing, so be sure to visit the official website when send funds to someone in jail there.

    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 Barton County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Barton 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 Barton County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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 Barton County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Barton County Jail?

    If you have, then you should write a review about it. Write about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Barton County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Barton County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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