Christian County Detention Center – Ozark, MO

Christian County Detention Center is located in Christian County, MO and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Know somebody in jail at Christian County Detention Center? This site gives you about everything you might want to know about Christian County Detention Center,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Christian County Detention Center? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and advice that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that would help others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Christian County Detention Center
110 West Elm Room, 70
Ozark, MO 65721

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (417) 582-1976
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To see who’s in jail at Christian County Detention Center you should click on their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Christian County Detention Center Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get info for anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be in a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Missouri jails: List of all jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is the photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they are on file at the jail.

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Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the website, or you can go in person to the Christian County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter the name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Christian County Detention Center website? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re locked up, your main thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you must not go out of town.

Typically, an inmate at Christian County Detention Center are given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled 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 will have to call the Christian County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it’s easy. First, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the telephone to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process can take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge has to determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Christian County Detention Center can change, so it would be wise to double-check the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are generally more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and 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 under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: (417) 582-1976

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must print the person’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read by the jail administration, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Christian County Detention Center:

Christian County Detention Center
110 West Elm Room, 70
Ozark, MO 65721

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Christian County Detention Center
110 West Elm Room, 70
Ozark, MO 65721


The Christian County Detention Center mail policy can change, so review the official Christian County Detention Center site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get 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 it is important to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney in Christian County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Christian County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the internet service, or at the Christian County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Christian County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records related to your case are maintained at Christian County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. 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 Christian County court magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will consider when decide your sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind that you can request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to visit the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants online or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not see the actual address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket and all of the documents filed in your case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Christian County,the Christian County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Christian County Detention Center is no fun, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work 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 Christian 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 Christian 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 inmates is likely to change, so be sure to review the official website before send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Christian County Detention Center

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

    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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 at this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Christian County Detention Center

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    Make some good friends in jail? Need to get in touch with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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