Callaway County Jail – Fulton, MO

Callaway County Jail is located in Callaway County and is the main jail for the area. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Callaway County Jail? This site gives you information about everything one might want to know about Callaway County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Callaway County Jail. How to view Callaway County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer advice and information you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Callaway County Jail
1201 State Road O
Fulton, MO 65251

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 573-642-7291
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and want to find out where they are?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To find out who’s in jail at Callaway County Jail you need to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Callaway County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get information for anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one is at another jail you will want to look here: Missouri County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Callaway County Jail inmates can be seen on the website, or you can see them at the Callaway County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to input the prisoner’s legal name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Callaway County Jail website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, 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

Once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to go to your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave town.

Usually, a prisoner can earn time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to pay 10% of the amount set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that 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 have to call the jail. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it’s really easy. To start with, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, 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 can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Callaway County Jail

Have you ever hired a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out 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 these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some basic questions, like what is your full name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail takes from 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get released. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge has to figure out your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell them that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late. Only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be put in a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. All visitors will have to provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Callaway County Jail frequently change, so it would be wise to check the official Callaway County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are typically pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, phone calls could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 573-642-7291

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Callaway County Jail
1201 State Road O
Fulton, MO 65251

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Callaway County Jail
1201 State Road O
Fulton, MO 65251


The mail policy can change, so be sure to check the official Callaway County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the legal system in Callaway County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Callaway County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a file containing a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You can access your court case records using the Callaway County website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Callaway County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records associated with your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Callaway County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your court case. They do different tasks, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are able to ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you need to go to the Callaway County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate 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 think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records on the Callaway County jail website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not get the actual address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not find out if they has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Callaway County,the Callaway County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Callaway County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get used to the daily routine. You will get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to 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 Callaway 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 Callaway County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending money to inmates is always changing, so be sure to check the the Callaway County Jail website before you send funds to an inmate 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Callaway County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Callaway County Jail

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to someone you met in jail? Write your message below.

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