Crawford County Jail – Steelville, MO

Crawford County Jail is in Crawford County, Missouri and is the jail for this area. Are you looking for someone locked up in Crawford County Jail? This page will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about Crawford County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Crawford County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Crawford County court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer advice and information you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and any tips or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Crawford County Jail
212 Third Street
Steelville, MO 65565

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 573-775-2125
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and need to find them?

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

In order to look up who’s in jail at Crawford County Jail you have to visit their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Crawford County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can get the same information on anyone arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get the information faster if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at a different jail you will want to check the other Missouri county jails in our Missouri County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is the photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Crawford County Jail inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can view them at the Crawford County Jail. When viewing online you need to put in the prisoner’s full name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Crawford County Jail website? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ 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 can’t leave the county.

Typically, an inmate are given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total set before you can be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever paid 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 need to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Crawford County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s really easy. First, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will get released. 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, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may ask to use your personal assets as collateral.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Crawford County

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some basic questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked 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 stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you make a telephone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. This process takes anywhere from 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Only bring things that are allowed with you, like a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put into a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor must provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to check the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are usually 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 you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Crawford County Jail phone number is: 573-775-2125

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Crawford County Jail, use this address:

Crawford County Jail
212 Third Street
Steelville, MO 65565

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Crawford County Jail
212 Third Street
Steelville, MO 65565


The inmate mail policy at Crawford County Jail can change, so review the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is that you have 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 find an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Missouri.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a case file containing a docket and every documents that have been filed in the case. You can access your court records via the website, or at the Crawford County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents associated with your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to have a copy of this report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and 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 immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date to to surrender and report 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 in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you should query the Crawford County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Crawford County jail website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear 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 possibly an arrest date, contact the Crawford County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but you should know that you will not be able to get the street address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Crawford County,The 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

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Crawford County Jail is very scary, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work 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 Crawford 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 Crawford 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 funds to someone in jail at Crawford County Jail might change, so review the official Crawford County Jail site before 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Crawford County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Crawford County Jail?

    If you have, then please write a review about it. Write about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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  1. Timothy says:

    For a long time I have been very interested in becoming a guard for the county Jailhouse. I meet all the requirements save one, the age requirement. Fortunately though, in a few months, this will no longer be a problem. I have been looking around for ways to get more information, but I haven’t had any luck. If there is any way I could contact someone through email for information about employment at the Steelville MO jail, could someone please let me know, it would be much appreciated. Thank you

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