Cleveland County Jail – Norman, OK

Cleveland County Jail is in Cleveland County, OK and is the primary jail for this area. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Cleveland County Jail? This guide will tell you info about everything you might need to know about Cleveland County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give info that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Cleveland County Jail
128 South Peters
Norman, OK 73069

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 405-701-7700
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and need to find them?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Cleveland County Jail you will have to navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Cleveland County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get info for anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate the information fast if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member is in another county jail you can check the other Oklahoma county jails in our Oklahoma County Jail Guide: Oklahoma County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Cleveland County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input the prisoner’s name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken down from the Cleveland County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, 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, once you’re locked up, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and you won’t be permitted to leave town.

Typically, prisoners will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Cleveland County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it is very simple to do. To start with, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Cleveland County

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some questions, like what is your full name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a telephone call in order to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. This process takes anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. So, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding 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. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor is required to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so you should review the official site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are generally more costly 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 you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 405-701-7700

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Cleveland County Jail, use this address:

Cleveland County Jail
128 South Peters
Norman, OK 73069

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cleveland County Jail
128 South Peters
Norman, OK 73069


The mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you double check the the Cleveland County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain 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 you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system in Cleveland County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the Oklahoma State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You can access your court records via the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records related to your court case are maintained at the Cleveland County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Cleveland County court magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your court case. They do different tasks, like setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Don’t forget you can request to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out you need to visit the Cleveland County jail website, and do a search using:

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

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Cleveland County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Cleveland County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you can’t get the precise address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not learn if they has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you call the Cleveland County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Cleveland County,the Cleveland County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Cleveland County Jail is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish 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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland 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 procedure to send funds to inmates at Cleveland County Jail is likely to change, so you should check the official Cleveland County Jail site when you send funds to an inmate.

    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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Cleveland County Jail

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

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 a prisoner at Cleveland County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Cleveland County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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