Comanche County Detention Center – Lawton, OK

Comanche County Detention Center is in Commanche County and is the correctional facility for this area. Are you looking for someone at Comanche County Detention Center? This site will tell you information about everything you might want to know about Comanche County Detention Center,such as: How to locate an inmate. How to view Comanche County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Commanche County court information. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give information that you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Comanche County Detention Center
315 Sw 5Th St # 10
Lawton, OK 73501

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (580) 250-1902
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Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who is in jail at Comanche County Detention Center you will have to visit their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Comanche County Detention Center Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get information for anyone processed or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their arrest information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is the photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Comanche County Detention Center prisoners can be viewed on the Comanche County Detention Center website, or you can see them in person at the Comanche County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the person’s name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Comanche County Detention Center website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different 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

Naturally, if you’re in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to show up for court, and until that date you can’t go out of town.

Typically, inmates are given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the Comanche County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, its simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might use your assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Comanche County Detention Center

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, 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, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • 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 change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes between 30 minutes to all day. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get let go. It also depends on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a date of your release, expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put in the visitors log for the requesting inmate. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so double-check the official Comanche County Detention Center jail 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 collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (580) 250-1902

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail will be opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Comanche County Detention Center, use this address:

Comanche County Detention Center
315 Sw 5Th St # 10
Lawton, OK 73501

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Comanche County Detention Center
315 Sw 5Th St # 10
Lawton, OK 73501


The mail policy at Comanche County Detention Center can change, so we suggest that you review the official Comanche County Detention Center site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

For more info on this subject, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are admitted to the Oklahoma State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know 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 a matter of public record. They have a file with a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You are able to access your court records with the internet service, or at the Commanche County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept at the Commanche County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Commanche County magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrates do several different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you can request to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you must report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just just query the Commanche County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

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

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records on the Commanche County court website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Commanche County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

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 in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information on the website, but remember that you won’t see the precise address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Commanche County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to see if someone has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Commanche County,the Commanche County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Commanche County jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Comanche County Detention Center, 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 Comanche County Detention Center 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 someone in jail at Comanche County Detention Center is likely to change, so it would be best to double check the official Comanche County Detention Center 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 Comanche County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Comanche County Detention Center, 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 Comanche County Detention Center

    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 incarcerated at Comanche County Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Write down your experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Comanche County Detention Center? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to say wassup to someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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