Pontotoc County Jail – Ada, OK

Pontotoc County Jail is located in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma and is the correctional facility for the county. Know someone in Pontotoc County Jail? This guide gives you info about anything related to Pontotoc County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Pontotoc County Jail. How to view Pontotoc County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a question, just ask it, and also any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Pontotoc County Jail
131 Court Street
Ada, OK 74820

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 580-332-5755
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who is in jail at Pontotoc County Jail you will need to click on their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Pontotoc County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information on anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one might be in another county jail you should look here: List of all jails in Oklahoma


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the photos, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the website, or you can see them at the Pontotoc County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Pontotoc County Jail site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and you can’t leave town.

Usually, a prisoner will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly 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. You will either have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might get to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Pontotoc County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released 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 intake process takes you through these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. This process will take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to be released 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. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Only bring required items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be entered into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Pontotoc County Jail are always changing, so we suggest that you visit the official Pontotoc County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 580-332-5755

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail gets opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Pontotoc County Jail
131 Court Street
Ada, OK 74820

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pontotoc County Jail
131 Court Street
Ada, OK 74820


The inmate mail policy at Pontotoc County Jail changes often, so check the official Pontotoc County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.

To read more about this subject, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Pontotoc County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents filed in the course of your case. You can access court records via the online service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Pontotoc County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records associated with your court case are maintained at the Pontotoc County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges 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 court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Pontotoc County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case. They do different functions, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Remember you are allowed to ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you should access the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants online or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Pontotoc County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not get the actual address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. Go to the Pontotoc County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t discover if that person has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Pontotoc County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send funds to people in jail might change, so you should double check the official Pontotoc County Jail site when 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Pontotoc County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 incarcerated at Pontotoc County Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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