New Madrid County Jail – New Madrid, MO

New Madrid County Jail is in New Madrid County and is the main correctional facility for the county. Know somebody locked up in New Madrid County Jail? This page will tell you info about everything one might want to know about New Madrid County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at New Madrid County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. New Madrid County court information. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the advice and information that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that could help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

New Madrid County Jail
#2 Courthouse Square
New Madrid, MO 63869

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 573-748-2516
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and need to locate them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to see who’s in jail at New Madrid County Jail you will have to click on their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The New Madrid County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can also find the same information for anybody booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information fast if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for is at another county jail you should check the other Missouri county jails in our Missouri County Jail Guide: Other County Jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is the picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. They will take one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will be on the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of New Madrid County Jail inmates can be seen on the New Madrid County Jail website, or you can view them at the New Madrid County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the New Madrid County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to show up for court, and you won’t be permitted to leave town.

Usually, prisoners at New Madrid County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set in order to get out of jail. If you miss court, that person will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the New Madrid County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its easy. First, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will usually request to use your assets as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You must answer some questions, like what is your full name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you make a telephone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please share your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Can you tell us things that will help other people that get arrested make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. This process will take between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge has to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must start your sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have 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 or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go, such as your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at New Madrid County Jail are always changing, so it would be wise to review the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 573-748-2516

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

New Madrid County Jail
#2 Courthouse Square
New Madrid, MO 63869

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
New Madrid County Jail
#2 Courthouse Square
New Madrid, MO 63869


The inmate mail policy at New Madrid County Jail changes often, so it would be best to visit the official New Madrid County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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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 that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer for you. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys that 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

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They contain a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You can access court records using the New Madrid County website, or at the New Madrid County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that will preside on your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you should request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just just query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the New Madrid County jail website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the New Madrid County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the New Madrid County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but you should know that you will not get the street address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and any documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the New Madrid County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t find if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In New Madrid County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the New Madrid County jail is very scary, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have 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 New Madrid 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 New Madrid 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 money to someone in jail at New Madrid County Jail could change, so review the official New Madrid County Jail site before you send any funds.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at New Madrid County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the New Madrid 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 New Madrid County Jail

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 New Madrid County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of New Madrid County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at New Madrid County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story About New Madrid County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to reconnect with a friend from jail? Write your message below.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at New Madrid County Jail


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