Livingston County Jail – Chillicothe, MO

Livingston County Jail is located in Livingston County, Missouri and is the jail for this county. Do you know somebody locked up at Livingston County Jail? This site gives you all about anything one might want to know about Livingston County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Livingston County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Livingston County Jail intake procedures. Livingston County court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you information and advice you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask them, and also any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Livingston County Jail
901 Webster Street
Chillicothe, MO 64601

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 660-646-0515
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Livingston County Jail you will have to go to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Livingston County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons currently in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find the information fast if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one may be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our Missouri county jail guide: Missouri County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is a photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Livingston County Jail inmates can be searched on the Livingston County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Livingston County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the legal name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Livingston County Jail website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, 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, once you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Usually, a prisoner at Livingston County Jail are given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, 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 may be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total amount set before you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s very simple to do. First, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released 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 procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a phone call in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise 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. This process can take anywhere between 10 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you have a bond amount or if a magistrate has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake area, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant out 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 exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. This information will go in the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Livingston County Jail change often, so we suggest that you double-check the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 660-646-0515

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Livingston County Jail
901 Webster Street
Chillicothe, MO 64601

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Livingston County Jail
901 Webster Street
Chillicothe, MO 64601


The Livingston County Jail mail policy is always changing, so check the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is 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 an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated court system in Livingston County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more information on this, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Livingston County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the Missouri State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Livingston County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the Livingston County website, or at the Livingston County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Livingston County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your court case are kept at the Livingston County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside over your court case. They do several different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Remember you are able to request to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, just query the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Livingston County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Livingston County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not see the actual address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that contains a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at the Livingston County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

During a criminal records search, usually will not find if they has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the Livingston County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Livingston 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

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Livingston County jail is no fun, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have 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 Livingston 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 Livingston 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 funds to Livingston County Jail inmates is likely to change, so it would be best to double check the the Livingston County Jail website when you send any funds.

    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 Livingston County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If you have, then you should write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to reconnect with a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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