Pulaski County Jail – Waynesville, MO

Pulaski County Jail is in Pulaski County, Missouri and is the main jail for that region. Do you know somebody incarcerated at Pulaski County Jail? This guide tells you all about everything you might need to know about Pulaski County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Pulaski County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to offer info that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Pulaski County Jail
301 Historic 66 East
Waynesville, MO 65583

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (573) 774-4793
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and need to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Pulaski County Jail you will have to visit their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Pulaski County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can get the same information on anyone processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for is at another county jail you can look here, too: List of all jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one full face and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the Pulaski County Jail website, or you can see them at the Pulaski County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the legal name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Pulaski County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be decided by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, an inmate at Pulaski County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was determined before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the Pulaski County Jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner 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, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to 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
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get released. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think they might have a 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 they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring approved items with you, for example a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put into the visitation log as an approved visitor. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so make sure that you review the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are typically pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely.

The Pulaski County Jail phone number is: (573) 774-4793

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and read and examined by the staff, and the mail will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Pulaski County Jail is:

Pulaski County Jail
301 Historic 66 East
Waynesville, MO 65583

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pulaski County Jail
301 Historic 66 East
Waynesville, MO 65583


The Pulaski County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so review the the Pulaski County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the criminal justice system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

For more information about this subject, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You are able to access court records with the internet service, or at the Pulaski County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Pulaski County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your court case are kept and available to you at Pulaski County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you should ask to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you must 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 someone is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, just go to the Pulaski County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Pulaski County court website or call the jail. 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 know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access this information online, but you should know that you won’t get the exact address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and any documents filed in your case. You can access court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. 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 if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not find out if someone has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Pulaski County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Pulaski County Jail is no fun, eventually you will get used to the daily routine. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Pulaski 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 Pulaski 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 money to inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you check the official Pulaski County Jail site before send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Pulaski County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pulaski 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 Pulaski 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 an inmate at this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to find an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Write your message below.

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  1. Tena and Jenny says:

    Tommy,
    We miss you. Jen said to tell you she loves you and isn’t giving up on you. We’d like to visit you this weekend but we’re not sure if you want to see us. We want to make sure that you’re okay and we’re going to bring you some money. Jenny says that she knows you’re going crazy without your orange juice so that’d probably make you feel better. We’re always thinking about you and praying for you every day.

    Love,
    Tena and Jennifer

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