Morgan County Adult Detention – Versailles, MO

Morgan County Adult Detention is located in Morgan County, MO and is the primary jail for the area. Know somebody incarcerated at Morgan County Adult Detention? This site gives you all about everything related to Morgan County Adult Detentionsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Morgan County Adult Detention intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you info that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that would help others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Morgan County Adult Detention
211 E. Newton St.
Versailles, MO

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 573-378-6860
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to locate them?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Morgan County Adult Detention you will have to click on their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Morgan County Adult Detention Inmate Search is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can find the same information on anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information more quickly if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for may be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our Missouri county jail guide: List of all jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is a picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Morgan County Adult Detention. When viewing online you will need to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot removed from the Morgan County Adult Detention site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Typically, inmates will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to post ten percent of the total that was set before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s simple to do if you have the money. To start with, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released into 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 amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman might use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Morgan County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the phone to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own 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 go home after you get discharged. The discharge process may take anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you have a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go into the log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you check the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 573-378-6860

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail is opened and examined and read by the jail officers, 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 Morgan County Adult Detention is:

Morgan County Adult Detention
211 E. Newton St.
Versailles, MO

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Morgan County Adult Detention
211 E. Newton St.
Versailles, MO


The Morgan County Adult Detention mail policy can change, so double check the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on this subject, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Morgan County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the Missouri State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a 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 record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a court case file with a docket and every documents that have been filed in your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the Morgan County website, or by going to the Morgan County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents associated with your case are available at the Morgan County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your 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 may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Morgan County magistrate is the person that will preside on your court case. Magistrates do different functions, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember you can ask to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can just query the Morgan County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Morgan County jail website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed 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 bear in mind that you won’t find the precise address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to the Morgan County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be 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.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find if that person had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Morgan County,the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department 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

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Morgan County jail is very scary, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Morgan County Adult Detention, 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 Morgan County Adult Detention 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 money to inmates could change, so be sure to double check the official Morgan County Adult Detention site when send money 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Morgan County Adult Detention

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Morgan County Adult Detention, 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 Morgan County Adult Detention

    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:

    • 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 been incarcerated at Morgan County Adult Detention? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Morgan County Adult Detention?

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

    Things you can put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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