Payne County Jail – Stillwater, OK

Payne County Jail is in Payne County, Oklahoma and is the jail for the area. Are you looking for someone in jail at Payne County Jail? This page gives you info about anything one might want to know about Payne County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the info that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and also any feedback or comments that would help other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Payne County Jail
606 S Husband
Stillwater, OK 74074

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (405) 372-4522
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To search who’s in jail at Payne County Jail you need to go to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Payne County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can get information on anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their inmate information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member may be in another county jail you should check our Oklahoma county jail guide: Oklahoma Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Payne County Jail inmates can be seen on the Payne County Jail website, or you can view them at the Payne County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the prisoner’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Payne County Jail website? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay jail every day after work, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you are able to get out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that 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 jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take a check. 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’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some simple questions, such as your full name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. This process can take from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, it might depend on if you have a cash bond or if the magistrate must figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell them that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitors log for the inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you review the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (405) 372-4522

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Payne County Jail
606 S Husband
Stillwater, OK 74074

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Payne County Jail
606 S Husband
Stillwater, OK 74074


The mail policy at Payne County Jail changes frequently, so check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the first of which 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 ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in Payne County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a court case file with a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the Payne County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Payne County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records from your case are held at the Payne County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Remember you are able to ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you should visit the Payne County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Payne County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the website, but keep in mind that you will not find the precise address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the Payne County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t discover if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Payne County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Payne County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Payne 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 Payne County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send money to someone in jail at Payne County Jail is always changing, so be sure to check the official website before you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Payne County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Payne 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 Payne 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 this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If yes, then please tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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