Pemiscot County Jail – Caruthersville, MO

Pemiscot County Jail is located in Pemiscot County, Missouri and is the primary jail for the region. Do you know someone in jail at Pemiscot County Jail? This guide will tell you about anything one might want to know about Pemiscot County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Pemiscot County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and tips you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Pemiscot County Jail
800 Ward Avenue
Caruthersville, MO 63830

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 573-333-4101
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find them?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To find out who is in jail at Pemiscot County Jail you have to go to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Pemiscot County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who have been arrested, including status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find information on anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information fast if you enter their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for is in another county jail you should look here: Missouri Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the website, or you can see them at the Pemiscot County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the person’s first and last name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken off of the Pemiscot County Jail website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed 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 getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, 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

Of course, if you’re locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that date you will not be permitted to go out of town.

Typically, an inmate at Pemiscot County Jail will earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money won’t 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 need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Pemiscot County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will get released. 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 can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman might require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you will answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to use the telephone to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the discharge date, expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Every visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Pemiscot County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so you should check the official Pemiscot County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, phone calls might get cut back or totally denied.

The Pemiscot County Jail phone number is: 573-333-4101

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail will be opened and examined by staff, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Pemiscot County Jail
800 Ward Avenue
Caruthersville, MO 63830

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pemiscot County Jail
800 Ward Avenue
Caruthersville, MO 63830


The Pemiscot County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to double check the official Pemiscot County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the court system. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the Missouri State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Missouri.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Pemiscot County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records relating to your case are kept at the Pemiscot County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date to 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 incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out you will have to visit the Pemiscot County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants on the Pemiscot County court website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Pemiscot County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you can’t find the actual address, rather 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 containing a court docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You can access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not find out if that person had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Pemiscot County courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Pemiscot County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Pemiscot County Jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up each morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work 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 Pemiscot 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 Pemiscot 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 funds to inmates can change, so check the the Pemiscot County Jail website 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Pemiscot County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pemiscot 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 Pemiscot 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 Pemiscot County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If you have, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Pemiscot County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Pemiscot County Jail

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