Beckham County Jail is located in Beckham County, OK and is the correctional facility for this region. Do you know somebody in Beckham County Jail? This site gives you about anything one might want to know about Beckham County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Beckham County court information. And much more…
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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and advice that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that would help others is welcome.
Beckham County Jail
108 S. 3Rd Street
Sayre, OK 73662
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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 don’t know how to locate them?
Has somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
In order to search who’s in jail at Beckham County Jail you should click on their web site and do an inmate lookup.
The Beckham County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons currently in custody, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can get information on anyone booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get the information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If your friend or family member might be at another jail you can check the other Oklahoma county jails in our Oklahoma County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Oklahoma
A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they’re on file at the jail.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched online, or you can view them at the Beckham County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input the person’s full name, and a booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Beckham County Jail website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you are locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is 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 are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you are required not to travel out of the county.
Usually, prisoners will be given time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.
If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail.
Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Beckham County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Beckham County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.
If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman may request to use your assets as collateral for the bond.
To talk to a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman
Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
- The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
- You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
- They will allow you to make a telephone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any secrets that will help other people make it through jail intake?
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When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail takes between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you have a bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a date of your release, you should plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
issued for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell them that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring required items with you, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put in the visitors log for the inmate. All visitors must provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Beckham County Jail visitation procedures can change, so visit the jail site before you go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or cut altogether.
Phone Number: 580-928-2121
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You must write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Beckham County Jail, use this address:
Beckham County Jail
108 S. 3Rd Street
Sayre, OK 73662
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Beckham County Jail
108 S. 3Rd Street
Sayre, OK 73662
The mail policy at Beckham County Jail is always changing, so visit the official Beckham County Jail site before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve 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 make sure to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.
For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the Oklahoma State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a case file with a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the Beckham County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your case are kept at Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.
The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates do a number of things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind you are able to request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service 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 immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.
Do you need to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?
To do so, you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:
- Their name.
- Approximate booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry online or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and the information is freely available.
A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you won’t see the actual address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the Beckham County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Beckham County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
A criminal history search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Minor infractions or 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.
- 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.
- 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 at the jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Jail food and commissary
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner activities and programs
To get driving records, 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 courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments may make it easier for others.
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The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Beckham County,the Beckham County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Beckham County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to 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 Beckham 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 Beckham 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 Beckham County Jail inmates changes, so you should double check the official website when 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.
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Types of Jobs at Beckham County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Beckham 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
Have you ever been locked up in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?
If yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others will know what to expect.
Things you might want to include in the review:
Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?
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Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to reconnect with someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.
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