Audrain County Jail – Mexico, MO

Audrain County Jail is in Audrain County, MO and is the correctional facility for that area. Know someone locked up in Audrain County Jail? This page tells you all about anything related to Audrain County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer information you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Audrain County Jail
1100 Littleby Road
Mexico, MO 65265

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 573-473-5805
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to search who is in jail at Audrain County Jail you will need to go to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Audrain County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get info about anyone arrested and booked or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information more quickly if you have their full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one is at another county jail you should check our Missouri county jail guide: Missouri Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They take one and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the website, or you can go in person to the Audrain County Jail. When viewing online you need to input the person’s name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Audrain County Jail site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and until that day you can’t leave the county.

Typically, prisoners at Audrain County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

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 determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you miss court, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the Audrain County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Audrain County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its very simple to do. To start with, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman might request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: 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
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will be released. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate must figure out how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, you should expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if so, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring required items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put in the log for the inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so check the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone calls may be limited or totally denied.

Phone Number: 573-473-5805

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Audrain County Jail
1100 Littleby Road
Mexico, MO 65265

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Audrain County Jail
1100 Littleby Road
Mexico, MO 65265


The inmate mail policy at Audrain County Jail changes often, so you should review the the Audrain County Jail website 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 rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the Missouri State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or at the Audrain County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents associated with your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as 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 can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you should request to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, 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 locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you should query the Audrain County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Audrain County jail website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Audrain County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Audrain County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t get the street address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your case. You can access your court records on their website, or at the Audrain County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

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

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t be able to see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Audrain County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Audrain County Jail is no fun, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Audrain 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 Audrain 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 jail inmates is likely to change, so visit the the Audrain County Jail website before send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Audrain County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Audrain 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 Audrain 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 incarcerated at Audrain County Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story About Audrain County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Audrain County Jail


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