Garvin County Jail – Pauls Valley, OK

Garvin County Jail is located in Garvin County, OK and is the primary jail for that county. Do you know someone in Garvin County Jail? This page gives you about anything you might want to know about Garvin County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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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 friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the advice and 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, just ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Garvin County Jail
201 W Grant
Pauls Valley, OK 73075

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 405-238-7591
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Garvin County Jail you need to visit their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Garvin County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get info on anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get the information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be at another jail you can check the other Oklahoma county jails in our Oklahoma County Jail Guide: Oklahoma County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is a photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one full face and one profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Garvin County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the full name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Garvin County Jail site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, 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

Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, 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 in the meantime you can’t leave town.

In most cases, a prisoner can earn time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

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

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay all depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to pay 10% of the amount that was determined in order to get out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Garvin County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Garvin County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it is easy. First of all, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released. 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 bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

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

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a bunch of questions, such as your full legal name, street address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you use the telephone in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any tips that could help other people make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor has to provide identification. Visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so you should visit the official Garvin County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

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 pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 405-238-7591

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Garvin County Jail is:

Garvin County Jail
201 W Grant
Pauls Valley, OK 73075

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Garvin County Jail
201 W Grant
Pauls Valley, OK 73075


The mail policy at Garvin County Jail changes, so be sure to visit the official 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 it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the legal system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your case are available at the Garvin County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to ask to see a copy of the report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just just visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Garvin County court website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Garvin County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed 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 crime. You are able to see these listings online, but bear in mind that you won’t see the exact address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you won’t be able to find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Garvin County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Garvin County jail is no fun, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Garvin 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 Garvin 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 someone in jail could change, so it would be best to check the official Garvin County Jail site when send funds to someone in jail 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 Garvin County Jail

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

    • 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 locked up at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Garvin County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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


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