Stone County Jail – Galena, MO

Stone County Jail is in Stone County, MO and is the main jail for this region. Do you know somebody locked up in Stone County Jail? This guide tells you all about anything you might want to know about Stone County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Stone County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Stone County court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and any feedback or comments that would help other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Stone County Jail
110 South Maple Street
Galena, MO 65656

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 417-357-6652
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To see who’s in jail at Stone County Jail you will need to visit their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Stone County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can also get information for anyone booked or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member may be in another county jail you will want to look here: Missouri County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is the photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen online, or you can see them in person at the Stone County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter their name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot removed from the Stone County Jail site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

In most cases, prisoners at Stone County Jail are given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day after work, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on how serious your crime is. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set before you can bail out of jail. If you miss court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its really easy. First, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Stone County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birth date and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you make a phone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. This process may take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, you should plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, such as your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. All visitors is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to review the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 417-357-6652

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail is opened and examined and read by the staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Stone County Jail is:

Stone County Jail
110 South Maple Street
Galena, MO 65656

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Stone County Jail
110 South Maple Street
Galena, MO 65656


The mail policy changes often, so you should double check the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system in Stone County. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are admitted to the Missouri State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law in Missouri.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Stone County court records are public records. They contain a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or by going to the Stone County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records from your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Stone County magistrate is the judge who presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, 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. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out just access the Stone County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Stone County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the website, but you should know that you won’t get the exact address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t discover if that person has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Stone County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Stone County jail is no fun, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Stone 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 Stone 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 likely to change, so you should visit the official Stone County Jail site before you send money to an inmate 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 Stone County Jail

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

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Stone County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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