St Clair County Jail is located in St Clair County, Missouri and is the jail for that region. Do you know someone locked up in St Clair County Jail? This page gives you about everything you might want to know about St Clair County Jail: Find an inmate at St Clair County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much, much more.
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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and advice you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask it, and also any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation will be welcome.
St Clair County Jail
360 Chestnut St.
Osceola, MO 64776
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 417-646-7704
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is incarcerated and need to find out where they are?
Has someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to see who’s in jail at St Clair County Jail you should click on their website and use the inmate lookup.
The St Clair County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get info for anybody processed or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information fast if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If your friend or loved one is locked up at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Missouri jails: Other Jails in Missouri
A mugshot, or booking photograph, is the picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile picture. Your full name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the St Clair County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter the full name, and the booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the St Clair County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you will have to promise to show up for court, and you are required not to go out of town.
Usually, prisoners will be given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail.
Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to post ten percent of the total set so you can be released from jail. If you miss court, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the St Clair County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s easy. First, figure out if they have 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 won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.
If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
If you need a 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
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure includes the following steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- First, must answer some questions, such as your legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
- You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
- You will get to use the telephone so you can call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.
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Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process will take from 10 minutes to all day. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to figure out your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go into the log for the inmate. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone showing up late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies change often, so make sure that you check the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must 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, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely.
The St Clair County Jail phone number is: 417-646-7704
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail gets opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at St Clair County Jail:
St Clair County Jail
360 Chestnut St.
Osceola, MO 64776
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
St Clair County Jail
360 Chestnut St.
Osceola, MO 64776
The mail policy changes frequently, so you should review the the St Clair County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.
For more information about how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney in St Clair County
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, admitted to the Missouri State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law in Missouri.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?
All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The St Clair County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents from your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.
The magistrate is the judge who presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you should request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Do you want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?
To do this, just visit the St Clair County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the St Clair County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the St Clair County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are available to anyone.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the St Clair County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these offenders on the website, but you should know that you won’t see the actual address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete 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 crimes, which include:
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to find out if they has had any:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You must be over the age of 21.
- You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You must be a US Citizen.
- You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You must pass a drug test.
- You must have a good level of fitness.
- You must be in good health.
- You must have a valid Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- 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.
- Conditions in St Clair County Jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Jail food and commissary
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Inmate safety
- Jail gangs
- Activities and programs
To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story might make it easier for others.
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The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In St Clair County,the St Clair County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of spending time in the St Clair County jail is no fun, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. After 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 St Clair County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the St Clair 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 is likely to change, so we suggest that you check the site before send funds to someone in jail there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
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Types of Jobs at St Clair County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the St Clair 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.
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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
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