Oklahoma County Jail – Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma County Jail is in Oklahoma County, OK and is the primary jail for that county. Looking for someone locked up at Oklahoma County Jail? This page gives you about anything a person needs to know about Oklahoma County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Oklahoma County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give info that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information


Oklahoma County Jail
201 North Shartel Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (405) 270-0082

Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

To find out who’s in jail at Oklahoma County Jail you need to navigate to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Oklahoma County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can also get the same information about anybody booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information fast if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for might be in another jail you can check our guide to other Oklahoma jails: List of all jails in Oklahoma


A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is the picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed online, or you can see them at the Oklahoma County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to input the prisoner’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Oklahoma County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, 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’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is determined by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can 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 must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you can’t go out of town.

Usually, inmates at Oklahoma County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.


Bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can be released. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Oklahoma County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman may use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Oklahoma County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Get Out 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 jail intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge needs to determine your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, you should plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. This information will be entered in a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Oklahoma County Jail are always changing, so we suggest that you visit the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: (405) 270-0082

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail is opened and read and examined by the staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Oklahoma County Jail is:

Oklahoma County Jail
201 North Shartel Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Here is how you should address the letter:

Oklahoma County Jail
201 North Shartel Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

The inmate mail policy at Oklahoma County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you check the official Oklahoma County Jail 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 certain rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the court system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are members of the Oklahoma State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Oklahoma.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a case file containing a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You are able to access court records with the internet service, or at the Oklahoma County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are maintained at the Oklahoma County Clerk of Court.


Court fees are the charges associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.


The Oklahoma County court magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.


A pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you can request to see your own copy of this report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.


If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.

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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can just go to the Oklahoma County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Oklahoma County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings on the website, but remember that you won’t get the actual address, just the block 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 and all filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • 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 needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Oklahoma County,the Oklahoma County 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

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Oklahoma County jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending money to people in jail could change, so be sure to check the site when you send funds to an inmate there.


    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.


    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.


    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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    Types of Jobs at Oklahoma County Jail

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


    • 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 of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner at this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Oklahoma County Jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs

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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to reconnect with someone you met in jail? Write your message below.

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  1. Julio Sanchez says:

    it sucks straight up..freakin guards n staff are mean n put u thru hell..rather be in prison then this county jail..u can even notice how crooked they work

  2. Lynsi says:

    My husband went to Oklahoma county jail. He sat handcuffed to a bench for 2 days not food, they then took all of his clothes and put him in a pod naked for more than 8 hours. He has also been locked in his cell for almost 2 weeks now, for no reason maybe gets out for rec for an hour every couple of days. He’s had 1 shower in 2 weeks. He also witnessed the guards beating up an inmate. The took his commissary, and said it was for seeing a doctor. He is mentally unstable and won’t take him to the hospital to get a mental assessment. There are too many things wrong with this jail system it’s pathetic.

  3. Erin says:

    I was charged with harboring a fugitive (my husband) . The jail conditions are horrible. I was in a holding cell with atleast 20 other women. There was one toilet in this tiny cell that was clogged up and overflowing with feces and urine. If you wanted a drink of water the faucet was connected to that disgusting toilet. The guards tossed us a bologna sandwich twice a day. The guards treated everyone bad so I never asked them anything because if you did you didn’t get any answers and were talked down to and got a smart comment or cussed at. My family posted bond early the next morning but t was after 9pm before they released me. They had me handcuffed to a pole for over an hour with my arm above my head so i couldn,t feel my hand. I’m surprised these unsanitary conditions are allowed because of the spread of disease etc.

  4. Confused Citizen says:

    Beware of the “official website” information. Especially about visitation. My advice is to call. Call and ask more than once. Go to the jail and ask them to explain in detail again. You will have to go there prior to your scheduled visit anyway to “Get Verified” of who you are through thr “Gettingout” system by “Telmate”. I have seen at least two official websited for this facility that have incorrect instructions for obtaining a visit with an inmate. Currently (July 2016) my experience has been the following.
    1. Get verified.
    I did this in person at the jail. There is a atm-like machine called a Kiosk in the lobby. Several in fact. They are part of a telephone system that serves the jail and inmate’s as well as anyone who wants to speak to or provide support to an inmate. You will need valid Identification. I used my state drivers license. You will only be allowed to take your keys and small wallet into the jail. ABSOLUTELY NO cell phone, tobacco, lighter ect. Minimal pocket change. No purse, no bags. Nothing but money orders, cash, I.D. and keys. Cash, cash, cash cash. If you want your inmate to be able to contact you asap, you need cash. Better yet. Take a minute to stop at 7-11 and buy a money order. The money order is BY FAR THE BEST WAY TO GO if you can trust your inmate to use the funds to call you. The money order deposite will not be charged big fees but the inmate can call anyone not just you or can order basic comforts from what they call canteen / commisary. The kiosk machines accept cash or debit or credit cards to put money on either your phone account, an inmates phone account or commisary acount also called “Inmate Trust”. ALL deposits at kiosk are charged fees. Using your card charges the highest ones and it is very un reliable to get the machine to read the magnetic strip on the card. No chip readers on them yet. Most card readers very unrealiable and may not work at all. You will use the kiosk to scan your I.D. to verify who you are and it will automatically set up an account in the telmate system. This is called GET VERIFIED. Your picture will be taken by the machine and used as a thumbnail in your account. It will be visable to any inmate that becomes associated with your account OR if your PHONE NUMBER you use to get verified has EVER been in their system, it will automatically associate that phone number and YOU to all other inmates ever contacted with that phone number. It will ask for an email but you do not have to involve your email. I didso I do not know what its like if you dont. I just noticed i get notifications of my deposites ectvia email. You will choose a pin-passcode or password. You need to remember this and might want to borrow a pen and scrap of paper from the desk. The stranger-inmates already in my conracts list was disturbing for me as I hadnt had my number long and now have connections via this crazy system with 4 criminals I do NOT know. Telmate says there is no way to un-attach these “contacts” from my account eventhough I did not add them. The good news is, you can pay telmate to let you upload a better picture of yourself if you do not like the lobby picture taken with the kiosk. While you are there take notice that when you cam in you went to the right where the kiosks are. On the oposite side of the doors is a small vending area and double door room. That room IS the visitation room. It is a couple benches. A monitor on the wall that scrolls through visitors names followed by their assigned stations for their visit. Then a dozen very small cubicals. (Think school size desk with walls. ) This is where you will come when and IF you get a visit. Go ahead and have the very cold, unfeeling, disconnected staff at the front desk CHECK that your verification went through to their satisfaction. This place is true hell on earth. I would lose my humanity too if I worked there. So It is a rare thing to get good voluntary advice or a smile there.
    2. Call….call…call… call.. call.. call.
    You are trying to get to see an inmate on the only days they pull them out of their cells and stick them infront of one of those kiosk things on the floor that they are jailed on. Yep…. video visitation is all they offer. So… I am told and have experienced this personally. VISITATION HAPPENS ON WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS. or
    This means THESE are the possible days you MIGHT be allowed to come sit in that little room at a cubical and for 15 minutes see AND speak to your inmate with a phone reciever, camera and monitor display.
    If you want a visit on Wednesday or Thursday…..
    If you want a visit on Saturday or Sunday……
    I know other places say you can also call on Thursday but that is pointless because the visit slors will have already been taken by those who called Wednesday.
    They tell me they house 2500 inmates. The visitation is only a few hours alotted for each floor on one or two of the 4 days of visits. You really get very little choice. Take what you can get if you get through on the visitation line and your inmates floor has any visitation slots left that are available for the day you call, be thankful and take it.
    The staff begin to take calls on the “Visitation line” At 8:00am on the previously mentioned “Call-in days”
    I recomend a phone with redial or two phones calling in if you can work them both. Start dialing at 7:57am. Yep….it is that bad. Feels like you ate trying to win tickets calling a radio station. It is common for me to dial 80 plus times in 47 minutes to be one of the lucky ones put on hold. Even then you may be told that visitation slots for your inmates floor are already full.
    This is how it is there. I only hope this post saves someone the trials, frustrations and added stress I have been through learning the hard way.
    Couple last things.
    They will let you past the front desk to take a money order to the “Inmate Trust” window 24hours a day. They are pretty good at getting it on their account usable for phone quickly. Commisary ordering requires them to use a different kiosk outside their cell so may be harder and take longer to spend money and make order. Find out while you are there what is cutoff for them to order and get funds to them as early as possible. Each floor is different for everything. If they get moved, ask all over again. It all will change.
    Next, have a little extra funds on THEIR phone account with Telmate when you visit and BRING A CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD FOR YOU.
    This is “Just in case”. You see, when you are coming to the end of your visit, the Telmate system may offer you an extra 15 minutes fir a small fee. $3-$7. It will either pop up on the inmates screen or yours. If the inmate gets the offer, they need to have funds in their account to accept quickly. If the offer pops up on your side, you will be asked to enter your card information to continue and get another 15minutes. It happens randomly. Aparently when the next visitor no-shows for your terminal or something.
    No show rules sound strict. I dont know if they sre inforced.
    You can access your Telmate account from the internet at Gettingout.com
    It offers schedueling visits online but DOES NOT WORK. Also, I have NEVER been allowed to add funds online with a card. They give me the runaround. Sometimes say the inmate is blocked from recieving funds from anywhere except AT THE JAIL. Some say THE JAIL ITSELF IS BLOCKED. So for me this means ALL DEPOSITS TO AN INMATES ACCOUNT OR YOUR OWN ACCOUNT MAY BE REQUIRED TO BE DONE IN PERSON AT THE JAIL. Such a royal pain. Hope others do not have this issue.
    Good news is you can share pictures and text a message through Telmate for small fees, .25c. Bad news is, might be hard for inmate to get time on their floors kiosk to see them and respond and of course charges them to send. I think viewing is no charge though.
    Anyway. Good luck. Hope this helps someone.

  5. Sandra says:

    I went to jail and got only a blanket and sheet shirt and pants no underwear no bra no socks no towel no soap no mat to lay on by the 4 th day I was do blue the other inmates got the guard and nurse attention . it took over 5 mins to get my oxygen level above 90 in medical … The food is almost inedible its so nasty . I lost 12 lbs in 2 weeks. Your lucky if you get to shower once a week . the inmates yell over half the night at each other or thru toilet to other floors. Only get I cup of orange drink mix with breakfast rest of meals no drink at all . the guards really dont care what’s going on unless a fight breaks out then they pay attention I’ve only been in 2 jails and they were like day and night . I would not send my worst enemy to Oklahoma county jail . its that bad ….

  6. james w. says:

    I went to oklahoma county jail when it was brand new,a few months old.It was better than the old county jail.But that place suck ass.IT’S JAIL!!intake took hours then you hear other people that have been in jail,talking about GOLD FINGER??LOL its just a prostate check,luckly i was only19yrs old so i didnt have to bend over,well you do have to bend over naked and cough,you fell like a piece of shit,but its jail should make you not want to go back.IF you stay cool with other inmates and DOC cops you will be alright just really bored.GET MONEY on your books because COUNTY FOOD IS NASTY.

  7. Seria says:

    My family member was Arrested 7/11/17 No mattress was issued for 5 Days he slept on Filthy Floor with 1 Blanket No Shower

  8. Gina M. says:

    When do they get to see a public defender?
    They didn’t appear with him at his probable arraignment. Last week they held a probable cause hearing without my son present.
    This Thursday is his scheduled probable cause hearing and he still hasn’t sewn a public defender.

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