Lincoln County Jail – Troy, MO

Lincoln County Jail is located in Lincoln County, Missouri and is the main correctional facility for this region. Do you know someone locked up at Lincoln County Jail? This page tells you information about anything related to Lincoln County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Lincoln County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Lincoln County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask them, and any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lincoln County Jail
65 Business Park Drive
Troy, MO 63379

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (636) 528-8546
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and don’t know how to find them?

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

In order to find out who’s in jail at Lincoln County Jail you will need to click on their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Lincoln County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get the same information about anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for might be in another jail you can look here: List of all jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the website, or you can view them at the Lincoln County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter the person’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Lincoln County Jail site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you are not allowed to leave town.

In most cases, a prisoner at Lincoln County Jail will earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. Someone will have to pay 10% of the amount set so you can be released. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its easy. First of all, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will request to use assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, 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
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Can you tell us tips that will help others get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take from 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge must decide on your bail amount. For lesser charges, 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 date of your release, you should expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put in the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Lincoln County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to review the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

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 much more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (636) 528-8546

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. You must write the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail is opened and examined and read by the staff, and the mail will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Lincoln County Jail:

Lincoln County Jail
65 Business Park Drive
Troy, MO 63379

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lincoln County Jail
65 Business Park Drive
Troy, MO 63379


The Lincoln County Jail mail policy changes, so you should visit the official website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

To read more about this, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the Missouri State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a court case file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed in the case. You can access your court records with the internet service, or by going to the Lincoln County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents related to your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge who presides on your case. They do a number of things, like setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you should ask to get your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

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

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Lincoln County court website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Lincoln County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like 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 registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not find the exact address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not be able to see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lincoln County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Lincoln County jail is very scary, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 jail inmates is likely to change, so you should check the official website when send funds 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Lincoln County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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  1. edward joffe says:

    Dear People at Lincoln County Jail, Troy, Mo 63379
    A#011 311 173
    My daughter Layne Cain is one of your inmates and I am contacting you in the hope that you may see fit to allow me to call her by telephone since she is awaiting her case to be heard in relation to her pending deportation back to the UK. Regrettably I am 80 years old and for health reasons I am unable to travel to Troy to find out if I can help her in any way. In view of this I would be forever indebted to you if you can possibly allow her to speak to me by telephone.
    Maybe you will allow me to fax her direct other than via her legal advisor.
    Thank you very much indeed.
    Edward Joffe (in Aberdeen, Scotland)

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