Newton County Jail – Neosho, MO

Newton County Jail is in Newton County, Missouri and is the main jail for that county. Know somebody incarcerated at Newton County Jail? This guide will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about Newton County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Newton County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Newton County Jail
208 West Coler
Neosho, MO 64850

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 417-451-8300
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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?

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who’s in jail at Newton County Jail you need to go to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Newton County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can also find info for anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their inmate information quicker if you enter their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at another county jail you can check our Missouri county jail guide: Other Jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is the picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side picture. Your full name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are online, or you can go in person to the Newton County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter their name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot erased from the Newton County Jail website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are locked up, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to leave town.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Newton County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as 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 online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you make a phone call in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge must decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Just bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put into a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so we suggest that you double-check the official Newton County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

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 usually pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and 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 are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Newton County Jail phone number is: 417-451-8300

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Newton County Jail
208 West Coler
Neosho, MO 64850

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Newton County Jail
208 West Coler
Neosho, MO 64850


The Newton County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so review the the Newton County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

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

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the Missouri State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a case file with a docket and all documents and motions filed during your court case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records related to your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides on your court case. They do different functions, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will consider when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to have your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if 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 are able to check the court records online or you can call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Newton County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Newton County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not see the precise address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at the Newton County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. 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 it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t see if that person had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Newton County,the Newton County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Newton County Jail is no fun, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Newton 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 Newton 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 rules for sending funds to someone in jail is always changing, so visit the official Newton County Jail site when 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Newton County Jail

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

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Newton County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to reconnect with a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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