Henry County Detention Center – Clinton, MO

Henry County Detention Center is located in Henry County, Missouri and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Know somebody locked up in Henry County Detention Center? This site will tell you about anything you might need to know about Henry County Detention Center: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give info that you need to make the process easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Henry County Detention Center
200 N. Main Street
Clinton, MO 64735

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 660-885-7021
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to search who is in jail at Henry County Detention Center you have to visit their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Henry County Detention Center Inmate Lookup has information on persons who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get the same information about anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate their arrest information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be in another jail you can check the other Missouri county jails in our Missouri County Jail Guide: Missouri Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is the picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one full face and one profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the website, or you can see them at the Henry County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter the legal name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Henry County Detention Center website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are incarcerated, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to leave town.

Typically, prisoners at Henry County Detention Center will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to go back to jail every day after work, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount is determined by the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to put up ten percent of the total set before you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Henry County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Henry County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it is very simple to do. To start with, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some questions, like your legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the telephone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes between 15 minutes to all day. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you have a bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a discharge date, expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, you really should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell them that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Henry County Detention Center visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you visit the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions 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 and are disciplined, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Henry County Detention Center phone number is: 660-885-7021

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined and read by the staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Henry County Detention Center is:

Henry County Detention Center
200 N. Main Street
Clinton, MO 64735

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Henry County Detention Center
200 N. Main Street
Clinton, MO 64735


The Henry County Detention Center mail policy is always changing, so be sure to double check the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the complicated court system in Henry County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Henry County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are admitted to the Missouri State Bar Association and are fully 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 happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a case file with a docket sheet and every documents in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Henry County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are available at the Henry County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees 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 been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Henry County court magistrate is the person that presides over your case. Magistrates do many different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you should visit the Henry County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail 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 have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Henry County jail website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Henry County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t see the street address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to the Henry County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may 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 these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t be able to find out if that person has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Henry County,the Henry County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Henry County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish 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 Henry County Detention Center, 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 Henry County Detention Center 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 rules for sending funds to Henry County Detention Center inmates might change, so it would be best to visit the site before send funds 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 Henry County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Henry County Detention Center, 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 Henry County Detention Center

    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 Henry County Detention Center? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write about your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story About Henry County Detention Center

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    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to talk to a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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