Cass County Jail – Harrisonville, MO

Cass County Jail is in Cass County, MO and is the main jail for the region. Do you know someone locked up in Cass County Jail? This site tells you info about everything one might want to know about Cass County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Cass County court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give information and advice you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Cass County Jail
2501 West Mechanic, Suite 100
Harrisonville, MO 64701

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (816) 380-8331
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to find out where they are?

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

In order to find out who is in jail at Cass County Jail you should navigate to their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Cass County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can get information on anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate the information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is at another jail you should look here, too: Missouri Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is a photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. They will take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

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Mugshotes of Cass County Jail prisoners can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Cass County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in their first and last name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Cass County Jail site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, 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 incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, a bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and you can’t leave town.

In most cases, prisoners will earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to jail each day after work, or you might have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Cass County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will get released. 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 can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman might use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the telephone to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any tips that could help others make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take from 30 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether or not you have a bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will go in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to check the jail site before go to the jail 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 . These phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, phone privileges might get cut back or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (816) 380-8331

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to print the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Cass County Jail is:

Cass County Jail
2501 West Mechanic, Suite 100
Harrisonville, MO 64701

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cass County Jail
2501 West Mechanic, Suite 100
Harrisonville, MO 64701


The inmate mail policy at Cass County Jail changes frequently, so it would be best to visit the the Cass County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an 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 hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information on this, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, members of the Missouri State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the Cass County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records related to your case are available at the Cass County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various 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 the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when decide your sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember that you can request to get a copy of the report before your sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you need to access the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Cass County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. 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, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Cass County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have 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 see sex offenders online, but you should know that you can’t see the street address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket and all of the documents filed in the court case. You can access court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must 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 plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cass County,the Cass County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Cass County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Cass 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 Cass 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 it would be best to check the the Cass County Jail website when 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 Cass County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cass 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 Cass 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 incarcerated in Cass County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Cass County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in your review:

    • Conditions in Cass County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Cass County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Cass County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to find someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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