Coal County Jail – Coalgate, OK

Coal County Jail is in Coal County, OK and is the jail for that county. Know someone locked up at Coal County Jail? This guide gives you all about anything you might need to know about Coal County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Coal County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Coal County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Coal County Jail
4 North Main Street, Suite 8
Coalgate, OK 74538

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (580) 927-3227
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to find out where they are?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To find out who is in jail at Coal County Jail you should navigate to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Coal County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons currently in custody, including status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get info for anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information quicker if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Oklahoma jails: Oklahoma County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is the photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the Coal County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Coal County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the person’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Coal County Jail website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be decided by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you must not leave town.

Usually, an inmate will be given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay depends on how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set so you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Coal County Jail. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some questions, like your full legal name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get processed? What was you treatment like? Can you share any things that could help other people that get arrested get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the judge needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go into a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Coal County Jail change often, so you should review the official Coal County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted 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 jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Coal County Jail phone number is: (580) 927-3227

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Coal County Jail
4 North Main Street, Suite 8
Coalgate, OK 74538

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Coal County Jail
4 North Main Street, Suite 8
Coalgate, OK 74538


The Coal County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to review the the Coal County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Coal County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, admitted to the Oklahoma State Bar Association and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You are able to access court records using the Coal County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents associated with your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Coal County court magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case. They do a number of things, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records online or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to see the actual address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket and any filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Coal County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Coal County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not be able to see if they has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Coal County,the Coal County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Coal County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6am, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Coal 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 Coal 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 process for sending money to jail inmates might change, so you should visit the the Coal County Jail website when you send funds 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 Coal County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Coal 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 Coal County Jail

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to 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? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Coal County Jail


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