Greene County Justice Center – Springfield, MO

Greene County Justice Center is located in Greene County, Missouri and is the jail for this region. Do you know someone at Greene County Justice Center? This page gives you information about anything you might want to know about Greene County Justice Center,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give you advice and information that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Greene County Justice Center
1000 N Boonville Ave
Springfield, MO 65802

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (417) 868-4048
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find them?

Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Greene County Justice Center you need to click on their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Greene County Justice Center Inmate Locator is a list of persons who are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get information for anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their inmate information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be locked up at a different jail you should check our guide to other Missouri jails: Missouri County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the Greene County Justice Center website, or you can see them in person at the Greene County Justice Center. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input the person’s full name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot erased from the Greene County Justice Center website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you will have to promise to show up for court, and until that day you are required not to leave the area.

In most cases, an inmate are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you may get to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to pay 10% of the amount that was determined before you can be released. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Greene County Justice Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, its easy. First of all, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take checks. Once you have paid the bond, 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 amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman might ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Greene County Justice Center

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you use the telephone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us tips that will help other people make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. Also, it can depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go, for example your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Greene County Justice Center frequently change, so we suggest that you check the official site before you go to visitation.

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 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 that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.

The Greene County Justice Center phone number is: (417) 868-4048

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to write the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read by the staff, and will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Greene County Justice Center:

Greene County Justice Center
1000 N Boonville Ave
Springfield, MO 65802

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Greene County Justice Center
1000 N Boonville Ave
Springfield, MO 65802


The Greene County Justice Center inmate mail policy changes, so be sure to double check the the Greene County Justice Center website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the complicated court system in your county. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the Missouri State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Missouri.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a file with a docket sheet and each of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge who presides on your case in court. They do a number of different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to see a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you need to go to the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Greene County jail website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but remember that you can’t see the exact address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and any filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your 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 and every state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not be able to see if they has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Greene County,the Greene County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Greene County Justice Center is quite unpleasant, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat 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 Greene County Justice 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 Greene County Justice 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 rules for sending money to inmates is likely to change, so be sure to visit the official Greene County Justice Center 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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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Greene County Justice Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Greene County Justice 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 Greene County Justice 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:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner at Greene County Justice Center? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Greene County Justice Center?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Write down your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to say wassup to a person you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Greene County Justice Center


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