Pawnee County Jail – Pawnee, OK

Pawnee County Jail is located in Pawnee County, OK and is the jail for the county. Know somebody in jail at Pawnee County Jail? This page gives you info about everything a person needs to know about Pawnee County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Pawnee County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Pawnee County Jail intake procedures. Pawnee County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information and advice that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Pawnee County Jail
500 Harrison Street
Pawnee, OK 74058

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 918-762-2565
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to contact them?

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

In order to search who’s in jail at Pawnee County Jail you have to click on their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Pawnee County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find info about anybody processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their arrest information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for is incarcerated at a different jail you can check our Oklahoma county jail guide: Oklahoma Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the Pawnee County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Pawnee County Jail. When viewing online you will have to input the person’s full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Pawnee County Jail website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

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

If you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and you must not leave the area.

Usually, a prisoner at Pawnee County Jail will be given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the Pawnee County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Pawnee County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some questions, like your full legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Do you have any secrets that could help other people make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you can get out of jail. It also might depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge has to figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed with you, such as your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go into the visitors log as an approved visitor. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Pawnee County Jail frequently change, so review the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, phone calls could be reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 918-762-2565

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Pawnee County Jail is:

Pawnee County Jail
500 Harrison Street
Pawnee, OK 74058

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pawnee County Jail
500 Harrison Street
Pawnee, OK 74058


The Pawnee County Jail mail policy changes, so we suggest that you double check the the Pawnee County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When 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 make sure to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a court case file containing a docket sheet and every documents and motions in the case. You are able to access court records with the Pawnee County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records related to your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Bear in mind you can request to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records online or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not get the precise address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not discover if that person has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Pawnee County,the Pawnee County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI 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 Pawnee County jail is no fun, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6am, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Pawnee 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 Pawnee 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 jail inmates might change, so 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Pawnee County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in Pawnee County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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