Cooper County Detention Center – Boonville, MO

Cooper County Detention Center is located in Cooper County and is the primary correctional facility for the county. Know somebody incarcerated at Cooper County Detention Center? This page tells you all about anything a person needs to know about Cooper County Detention Centersuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Cooper County Detention Center? How to view Cooper County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that could help others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Cooper County Detention Center
200 Main St.
Boonville, MO 65233

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (660) 882-2771
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find them?

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

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

Inmate Lookup

The Cooper County Detention Center Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find information about anybody processed or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be in a different jail you can look here: Other County Jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They will take one and a side picture. Your name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Cooper County Detention Center prisoners are on the website, or you can go in person to the Cooper County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input the prisoner’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Cooper County Detention Center site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, 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

If you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to go out of town.

Typically, prisoners at Cooper County Detention Center can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system 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 will need to pay 10% of the amount set so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the Cooper County Detention Center. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, its easy. First, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman may use your personal assets as collateral.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Cooper County Detention Center

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a number of questions, such as your legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us tips that could help others make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process will take anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be freed. It also can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Just bring things that are allowed with you, for example a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so double-check the official Cooper County Detention Center jail 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 pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (660) 882-2771

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by the jail staff, and the mail will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Cooper County Detention Center, use this address:

Cooper County Detention Center
200 Main St.
Boonville, MO 65233

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cooper County Detention Center
200 Main St.
Boonville, MO 65233


The Cooper County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you review the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, admitted to the Missouri State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Cooper County court records are public records. They are comprised of a file with a docket and all documents that have been filed. You can access your court case records with the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Cooper County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Cooper County court magistrate is the person that rules over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Remember that you should request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to query the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records on the Cooper County jail website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person 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 first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Cooper County jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Cooper County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but remember that you will not find the precise address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket and any filings and documents filed in the case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to the Cooper County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

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

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cooper County,the Cooper County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Cooper County Detention Center is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Cooper 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 Cooper County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The process for sending money to people in jail is always changing, so be sure to check the official website when you send money 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Cooper County Detention Center

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 spent any time at Cooper County Detention Center? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If yes, then you should write a review about it. Write about your experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your review:

    • Conditions in Cooper County Detention Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Cooper County Detention Center? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Cooper County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Post a message to them below.

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