Butler County Detention Center – Poplar Bluff, MO

Butler County Detention Center is located in Butler County, Missouri and is the correctional facility for that area. Do you know somebody in Butler County Detention Center? This page gives you all about everything you might need to know about Butler County Detention Centersuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give information you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Butler County Detention Center
200 Phillip Kearbey Blvd.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 573-686-8070
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to search who’s in jail at Butler County Detention Center you have to go to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Butler County Detention Center Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can find the same information for anyone booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate the information fast if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at another jail you should look here: List of all jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is the picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They will take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the Butler County Detention Center website, or you can see them at the Butler County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in their first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Butler County Detention Center website? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, 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

Of course, if you’re in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be determined by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that date you are not allowed to leave the county.

Usually, inmates at Butler County Detention Center can earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could get to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by how serious your crime is. You will need to post ten percent of the total set in order for you to be released from jail. If you miss your court appearance, 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 must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Butler County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it is very simple to do. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released into your care. 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 can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually with a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Butler County

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you must answer some questions, like what is your full name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a phone call so you can call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 30 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get let go. It also depends on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a judge needs to decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring necessary items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put in a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or cut altogether.

The Butler County Detention Center phone number is: 573-686-8070

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected and read by staff, and will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Butler County Detention Center:

Butler County Detention Center
200 Phillip Kearbey Blvd.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Butler County Detention Center
200 Phillip Kearbey Blvd.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901


The mail policy at Butler County Detention Center can change, so it would be best to double check the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the court system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They include a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions in your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your court case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Butler County magistrate is the judge that rules on your case. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Don’t forget you can ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, 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, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are required to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

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

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the court records on the Butler County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, 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 jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access this information on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t get the precise address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at the Butler County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to the Butler County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not see if they has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the Butler County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Butler County,the Butler 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 spending time in the Butler County jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to 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 Butler County Detention Center, 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 Butler County Detention Center 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 someone in jail at Butler County Detention Center can change, so double check the site 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 Butler County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Butler County Detention Center, 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 Butler County Detention Center

    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:

    • 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 locked up at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Conditions in Butler County Detention Center.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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