Montgomery County Jail – Montgomery City, MO

Montgomery County Jail is in Montgomery County, MO and is the primary jail for this county. Do you know somebody in Montgomery County Jail? This guide gives you about everything a person needs to know about Montgomery County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Montgomery County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that would be beneficial to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Montgomery County Jail
211 E. Third, Suite 209
Montgomery City, MO 63361

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 573-564-3378
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you want to find them?

To look up who is in jail at Montgomery County Jail you will need to click on their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Montgomery County Jail Inmate List is a list of people who are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information for anybody booked or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for might be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check the other Missouri county jails in our Missouri County Jail Guide: Other County Jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photo, is the photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They will take one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen online, or you can see them in person at the Montgomery County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Montgomery County Jail website? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must agree to be there for your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to leave town.

Typically, prisoners will be given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay depends on how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined in order to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Montgomery County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman may request to use your personal assets as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a phone call in order to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process takes anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge must decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must start your sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go into the log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to review the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and 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 are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges may be limited or cut altogether.

The Montgomery County Jail phone number is: 573-564-3378

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You must write the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Montgomery County Jail
211 E. Third, Suite 209
Montgomery City, MO 63361

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Montgomery County Jail
211 E. Third, Suite 209
Montgomery City, MO 63361


The inmate mail policy at Montgomery County Jail changes, so visit the official Montgomery County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make 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 might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney in Montgomery County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are members of the Missouri State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions in the case. You have the ability to access court records via the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your court case are maintained at Montgomery County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income 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 person that will preside over your case. Magistrates do several different things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

You can just go to the Montgomery County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Montgomery County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but remember that you won’t find the actual address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t be able to see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Montgomery County,the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Montgomery County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 jail inmates could change, so be sure to visit the official website before 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 Montgomery County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 a prisoner at Montgomery County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Post a message to them below.

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