Miller County Jail – Tuscumbia, MO

Miller County Jail is in Miller County and is the primary jail for this region. Know someone in jail at Miller County Jail? This page tells you information about anything you might want to know about Miller County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Miller County Jail. How to view Miller County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Miller County court information. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Miller County Jail
1999 Hwy 52
Tuscumbia, MO 65082

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 573-369-2341
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has someone who has been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Miller County Jail you need to click on their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Miller County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can get info on anybody who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate the information fast if you enter their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be locked up at a different jail you should check the other Missouri county jails in our Missouri County Jail Guide: Missouri Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Miller County Jail prisoners can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Miller County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Miller County Jail site? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to show up for court, and you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Usually, inmates at Miller County Jail are given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on how serious your charges are. You will need to pay 10% of the amount set in order to bail out of jail. If you miss court, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the Miller County Jail. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Miller County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some questions, such as what is your legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process will take from 10 minutes to many hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will be released. It also might depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go into the visitation log for the inmate. Each and every visitor must provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so make sure that you check the official site before you try to go to visitation.

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 generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates 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 rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 573-369-2341

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail gets opened and read by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Miller County Jail
1999 Hwy 52
Tuscumbia, MO 65082

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Miller County Jail
1999 Hwy 52
Tuscumbia, MO 65082


The mail policy changes frequently, so visit the official Miller County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the criminal justice system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this subject, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys who are admitted to the Missouri State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a court case file containing a docket and all of the documents and motions in your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Miller County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents associated with your court case are kept and available to you at the Miller County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Miller County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind you are able to request to see your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you will have to query the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Miller County jail website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Miller County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t see the actual address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to the Miller County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • 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.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Miller County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Miller County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00 AM, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Miller 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 Miller County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send money to someone in jail at Miller County Jail is likely to change, so be sure to visit the the Miller County Jail website when you send money to an inmate.

    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 Miller County Jail

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

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 Miller County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

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

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  1. Serenity, Gabriel and Ethan says:

    Thank You for letting us see our daddy Daniel W., and getting to love on him.
    It meant the world to us:)

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