Jefferson County Jail – Hillsboro, MO

Jefferson County Jail is located in Jefferson County, MO and is the main jail for this county. Know someone in jail at Jefferson County Jail? This guide will tell you all about anything one might want to know about Jefferson County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to offer info that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Jefferson County Jail
P.O. Box 100
Hillsboro, MO 63050

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (636) 797-5318
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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 someone who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Jefferson County Jail you will have to go to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Jefferson County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find information on anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate the information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for might be incarcerated at a different jail you should look here: Other Jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is a photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Jefferson County Jail prisoners can be viewed on the website, or you can view them at the Jefferson County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to put in the full name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Jefferson County Jail website? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After booking, bail will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to leave town.

Typically, prisoners are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You will need to put up 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Jefferson County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s easy. First, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be discharged. 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 can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will answer some questions, like your full name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to make a phone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Do you have any secrets that might help other people that get arrested to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process will take from 15 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the judge needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be put into the log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Anyone showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
The Jefferson County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you visit the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: (636) 797-5318

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You should print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail gets opened and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Jefferson County Jail
P.O. Box 100
Hillsboro, MO 63050

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jefferson County Jail
P.O. Box 100
Hillsboro, MO 63050


The mail policy is always changing, so check the the Jefferson County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this subject, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They include a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are held at Jefferson County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Jefferson County magistrate is the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to request to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, just query the Jefferson County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records online or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Jefferson County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but you should know that you will not see the precise address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t find out if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Jefferson County jail is very scary, eventually you will get used to the daily routine. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 procedure to send money to someone in jail is always changing, so double check the the Jefferson County Jail website before you send any money.

    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 Jefferson County Jail

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

    • 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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Jefferson County Jail?

    If so, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner 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 get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Jefferson County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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