Caldwell County Detention Center – Kingston, MO

Caldwell County Detention Center is in Caldwell County, Missouri and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Do you know someone in Caldwell County Detention Center? This site tells you information about anything one might want to know about Caldwell County Detention Center,like: Find an inmate at Caldwell County Detention Center. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and advice that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Caldwell County Detention Center
280 W. Main
Kingston, MO 64650

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 816-586-5245
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and want to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Caldwell County Detention Center you will need to visit their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Caldwell County Detention Center Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can also get information about anybody arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member may be in a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Missouri jails: List of all county jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photo, is the picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the Caldwell County Detention Center website, or you can see them at the Caldwell County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will need to put in the inmate’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Caldwell County Detention Center site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to leave the county.

Typically, an inmate in the Caldwell County Detention Center will be given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to go back to jail every day after work, or you may be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the 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 have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it is really easy. First of all, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will usually require that they use assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged from jail. It also depends on whether or not you have a bond amount or if the judge needs to figure out your bail amount. For minor offenses, 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 discharge date, you should expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell them that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of visitors for the inmate. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies change often, so you should visit the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get cut back or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 816-586-5245

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You have to write or type the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail is opened and inspected and read by the staff, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Caldwell County Detention Center is:

Caldwell County Detention Center
280 W. Main
Kingston, MO 64650

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Caldwell County Detention Center
280 W. Main
Kingston, MO 64650


The mail policy at Caldwell County Detention Center changes frequently, so be sure to check the the Caldwell County Detention Center website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the court system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this subject, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the Missouri State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a case file with a docket and all documents filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your court case are maintained at Caldwell County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and 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 can’t afford 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 Caldwell County magistrate is the person that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Remember that you should ask to have a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, just go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Caldwell County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken 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, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders online, but you should know that you won’t get the precise address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the Caldwell County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find out if someone has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Caldwell County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    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 Caldwell County Detention Center is quite unpleasant, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Caldwell 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 Caldwell 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 process for sending money to inmates can change, so it would be best to review the official website 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 Caldwell County Detention Center

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

    • 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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner 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 were you locked up? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to say wassup to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Caldwell County Detention Center


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