Lafayette County Jail – Lexington, MO

Lafayette County Jail is located in Lafayette County, Missouri and is the main jail for that county. Know somebody in Lafayette County Jail? This page gives you information about everything you might want to know about Lafayette County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you information and advice that you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lafayette County Jail
107 S. 11Th Street
Lexington, MO 64067

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 660-259-6682
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up 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 out where they are?

In order to search who’s in jail at Lafayette County Jail you should visit their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Lafayette County Jail Inmate List is a list of people currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can get the same information on anyone processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate the information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be in a different jail you should check our Missouri county jail guide: Missouri County Jails Directory


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Lafayette County Jail prisoners can be seen on the Lafayette County Jail website, or you can see them at the Lafayette County Jail. When viewing online you will need to enter the legal name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Lafayette County Jail website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and you are not allowed to go out of town.

Usually, an inmate will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was set in order to be released. If you don’t show up for court, whoever posted your bail won’t 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 Lafayette County Jail. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s very simple to do. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept checks. 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 bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman may require that they use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer some simple questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • 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.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, you should plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring necessary items when you go, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put in a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so check the official Lafayette County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges could be reduced or cut altogether.

The Lafayette County Jail phone number is: 660-259-6682

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Lafayette County Jail
107 S. 11Th Street
Lexington, MO 64067

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lafayette County Jail
107 S. 11Th Street
Lexington, MO 64067


The Lafayette County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system in Lafayette County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Lafayette County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges from your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Lafayette County magistrate is the person that will preside on your court case. Magistrates do many different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should ask to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you need to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the street address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

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

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Lafayette County,the Lafayette 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 getting locked up in Lafayette County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The process for sending funds to inmates might change, so be sure to review the site before send money to someone in jail 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 Lafayette County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 spent any time at Lafayette County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If so, then please tell us about it. Write about your jail experience so others can learn what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Want to reconnect with a friend from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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