Stoddard County Jail – Bloomfield, MO

Stoddard County Jail is located in Stoddard County, MO and is the primary jail for the region. Looking for someone in Stoddard County Jail? This guide tells you information about everything a person needs to know about Stoddard County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Stoddard County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Stoddard County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and advice you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Stoddard County Jail
207 S. Prairie
Bloomfield, MO 63825

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 573-568-4654
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you want to find them?

To search who’s in jail at Stoddard County Jail you should go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Stoddard County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find information for anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information faster if you enter their full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at a different jail you will want to check our Missouri county jail guide: List of all jails in Missouri


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the website, or you can see them at the Stoddard County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the person’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Stoddard County Jail site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, 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 in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined before you can be released. If you miss your court appearance, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Stoddard County Jail. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, 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. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process will take between 15 minutes to all day. So, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go in a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide identification. Anyone arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you visit the jail site before you go to visitation.

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 much pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden completely.

The Stoddard County Jail phone number is: 573-568-4654

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail is opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Stoddard County Jail
207 S. Prairie
Bloomfield, MO 63825

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Stoddard County Jail
207 S. Prairie
Bloomfield, MO 63825


The mail policy at Stoddard County Jail can change, so you should double check the official Stoddard County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the first 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 you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated court system in Stoddard County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the Missouri State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records contain a court case file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the Stoddard County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept and available to you at Stoddard County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Stoddard County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case in court. They do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to get your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you need to access the Stoddard County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Stoddard County jail website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Stoddard County jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Stoddard County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information online, but keep in mind that you can’t get the actual address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t find out if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Stoddard County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Stoddard County,the Stoddard County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Stoddard County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Stoddard 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 Stoddard 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 inmates can change, so be sure to visit the the Stoddard County Jail website when you send any funds.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Stoddard County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Stoddard 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 Stoddard 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:

    • 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.

    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 locked up in Stoddard County Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Stoddard County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to find someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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