Bryan County Jail – Durant, OK

Bryan County Jail is located in Bryan County, OK and is the main jail for that county. Looking for someone in jail at Bryan County Jail? This guide will tell you all about everything one might want to know about Bryan County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Bryan County court information. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and also any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Bryan County Jail
402 W Evergreen St
Durant, OK 74701

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (580) 924-3000
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to search who’s in jail at Bryan County Jail you will need to click on their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Bryan County Jail Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information on anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find their arrest information faster if you have their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is incarcerated at a different jail you should check the other Oklahoma county jails in our Oklahoma County Jail Guide: Oklahoma County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is a picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the Bryan County Jail. When viewing online you will need to put in the inmate’s full name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Bryan County Jail website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that date you must not leave the area.

In most cases, an inmate in the Bryan County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could get to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set in order to be released. If you miss your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Bryan County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s really easy. To start with, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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 each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell them that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered into a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. All visitors has to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you visit the official Bryan County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

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 . These phone calls are typically more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (580) 924-3000

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected by the jail administration, and will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Bryan County Jail is:

Bryan County Jail
402 W Evergreen St
Durant, OK 74701

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bryan County Jail
402 W Evergreen St
Durant, OK 74701


The mail policy changes often, so you should visit the the Bryan County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, one of these being the 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 get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the court system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more information about this subject, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are members of the Oklahoma State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Bryan County 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 include a file containing a docket sheet and all documents in your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Bryan County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents associated with your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and 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 Bryan County court magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, such as setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when determining your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you should request to receive a copy of the report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including 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 could be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you must report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you should access the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Bryan County jail website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the actual address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file that includes a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t find out if that person had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Bryan County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Bryan County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon settle into the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at 6:00am, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following 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 Bryan 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 Bryan 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 Bryan County Jail inmates can change, so it would be best to check the the Bryan County Jail website when you send any money.

    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 Bryan County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bryan 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 Bryan 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 locked up at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If you have, then you should write a review about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to find a friend from jail? Write your message below.

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