Marion County Jail – Palmyra, MO

Marion County Jail is in Marion County and is the correctional facility for that county. Do you know somebody in jail at Marion County Jail? This site gives you info about anything one might want to know about Marion County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to offer information and advice that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Marion County Jail
1703 Marion City Rd.
Palmyra, MO 63461

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 573-769-2077
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and want to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

To find out who’s in jail at Marion County Jail you will have to visit their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Marion County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can get the same information for anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information fast if you have their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be at a different jail you will want to look here: Other County Jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is the picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. They take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Marion County Jail prisoners are on the Marion County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Marion County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the prisoner’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Marion County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If 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 must promise to be in court on your court date, and you are not allowed to travel out of the county.

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

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay 10% of the amount that was set in order to be released. If you miss your court appearance, 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 need to call the Marion County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Marion County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s really easy. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, 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 to pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond.

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you must answer a number of questions, such as your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call so you can call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere between 10 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will be released. Also, it depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate must decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put into a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to visit the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, 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 phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

The Marion County Jail phone number is: 573-769-2077

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Marion County Jail, use this address:

Marion County Jail
1703 Marion City Rd.
Palmyra, MO 63461

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Marion County Jail
1703 Marion City Rd.
Palmyra, MO 63461


The mail policy at Marion County Jail changes, so double check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the Missouri State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a case file with a docket and all documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court case records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Marion County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents from your case are maintained at the Marion County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as 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

The magistrate is the judge that presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, just visit the jail’s website, and search by:

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

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is a 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 Marion County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Marion County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t get the actual address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t be able to see if that person had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Marion County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Marion County,the Marion County Sheriff 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 spending time in the Marion County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the daily routine. You should expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work 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 Marion 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 Marion 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 at Marion County Jail might change, so we suggest that you check the site when you send funds to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Marion County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Marion 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 Marion 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 been an inmate at Marion County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so others will know what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Marion County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to find an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Post a message to them below.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Marion County Jail


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