Clinton County Jail – Plattsburg, MO

Clinton County Jail is located in Clinton County and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Do you know somebody in Clinton County Jail? This guide gives you info about anything you might need to know about Clinton County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Clinton County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much, much more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the advice and information you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Clinton County Jail
207 North Main Street
Plattsburg, MO 64477

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 816-539-2156
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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 don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to find them?

To look up who is in jail at Clinton County Jail you will need to go to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Clinton County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can find info about anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information more quickly if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be in another county jail you can look here: Other County Jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is the photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the Clinton County Jail website, or you can view them at the Clinton County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in the person’s legal name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the Clinton County Jail site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are locked up, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must promise to show up for court, and until then you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners in the Clinton County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to stay the jail each day after work, or you could have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to post ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to get out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail 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 have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Clinton County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it is really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Clinton County

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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 get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer a number of questions, like your full name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any tips that might help other people that get arrested to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will be freed. It also can depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate must figure out your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must start your sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring required items with you, like a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Clinton County Jail frequently change, so you should review the official Clinton County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 816-539-2156

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You must print the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined and read by the staff, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Clinton County Jail is:

Clinton County Jail
207 North Main Street
Plattsburg, MO 64477

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Clinton County Jail
207 North Main Street
Plattsburg, MO 64477


The Clinton County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so you should double check the official Clinton County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer for you. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system in Clinton County. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

For more info on how to find an attorney, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the Missouri State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law in Missouri.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a case file with a docket and all of the documents and motions in your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents related to your court case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that presides over your court case. Magistrates do different tasks, like setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should ask to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you must go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should access the Clinton County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants online or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Clinton County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Clinton County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but remember that you can’t get the precise address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at the Clinton County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured 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 records search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

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

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not find out if they has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Clinton County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Clinton County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Clinton County jail is very scary, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, 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 Clinton 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 Clinton 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 process for sending money to inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you review the site before you send funds 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 Clinton County Jail

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

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited someone there?

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

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Clinton County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? 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? Do you want to find a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Clinton County Jail Link
    Clinton County Jail Inmate Search
    Clinton County Jail Mugshots
    Clinton County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Clinton County Jail Visitation
    Clinton County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Clinton County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Clinton County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Clinton County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Clinton County Jail
    Jobs at Clinton County Jail


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