Murray County Jail – Sulphur, OK

Murray County Jail is located in Murray County, Oklahoma and is the correctional facility for that region. Are you looking for someone locked up in Murray County Jail? This site gives you about everything a person needs to know about Murray County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Murray County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give information and tips that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Murray County Jail
Murray County Court House
Sulphur, OK 73086

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 580-622-5114
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To find out who’s in jail at Murray County Jail you need to click on their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Murray County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find their inmate information faster if you have your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you can check our guide to other Oklahoma jails: Other Jails in Oklahoma


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is the photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the Murray County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Murray County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the person’s legal name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Murray County Jail site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will 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 websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re locked up, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must agree to be in court on your court date, and you are required not to leave town.

Usually, a prisoner at Murray County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Murray County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone so you can talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any tips that might help other people make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process takes between 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get out of jail. It also depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered into a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so visit the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

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 . These phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must 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, phone calls could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 580-622-5114

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of delivery. You should write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and examined by the jail officers, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Murray County Jail
Murray County Court House
Sulphur, OK 73086

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Murray County Jail
Murray County Court House
Sulphur, OK 73086


The mail policy at Murray County Jail changes frequently, so it would be best to visit the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the criminal justice 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 hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Murray County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a file containing a docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records using the Murray County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents related to your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrates do different tasks, such as deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you should query the Murray County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records online or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Murray County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Murray County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to get the street address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if someone had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the Murray County courthouse? was the information you recieved 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 their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Murray County,the Murray County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Murray County jail is very scary, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to 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 Murray 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 Murray 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 people in jail can change, so you should double check the site before 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Murray County Jail

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

    • 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 locked up at Murray County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Murray County Jail?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Need to find a person you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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