Custer County Jail – Arapaho, OK

Custer County Jail is located in Custer County, Oklahoma and is the primary jail for that area. Looking for someone in Custer County Jail? This guide gives you about anything you might want to know about Custer County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Custer County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, 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’ll need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Custer County Jail
P.O. Box 40
Arapaho, OK 73620

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 580-323-1616
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Custer County Jail you will need to visit their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Custer County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people currently in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can get information for anybody booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at another jail you should check our Oklahoma county jail guide: Oklahoma Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is the photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will be in the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Custer County Jail prisoners can be found on the Custer County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Custer County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the person’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Custer County Jail website? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, 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

Once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might 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 do bail out you are required to agree to show up for court, and you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Custer County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman may use your assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some questions, like your full name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will be released. It also can depend on whether you have a bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go, for example a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put in the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so we suggest that you check the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Custer County Jail phone number is: 580-323-1616

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail will be opened and read by the jail officers, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Custer County Jail:

Custer County Jail
P.O. Box 40
Arapaho, OK 73620

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Custer County Jail
P.O. Box 40
Arapaho, OK 73620


The mail policy is always changing, so be sure to check the official Custer County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in Custer County. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Custer County court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a case file with a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents from your case are held at Custer County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges from your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates do different functions, like setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can request to receive a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, 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 locked up immediately, or you could get a date to report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate 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 think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants online or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Custer County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but remember that you won’t get the exact address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at the Custer County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to the Custer County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:

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

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Custer County courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Custer County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Custer County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Custer 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 Custer 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 inmates is always changing, so be sure to visit the official Custer County Jail site 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 Custer County Jail

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

    If yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Conditions in Custer County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Custer County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Custer County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to say wassup to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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