Jasper County Detention Center – Carthage, MO

Jasper County Detention Center is in Jasper County, MO and is the main correctional facility for that county. Looking for someone locked up at Jasper County Detention Center? This page will tell you about everything a person needs to know about Jasper County Detention Center: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Jasper County Detention Center mugshots. 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 idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that might help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Jasper County Detention Center
405 East 5Th Street
Carthage, MO 64836

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 417-624-1601
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and want to find them?

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

In order to find out who’s in jail at Jasper County Detention Center you should navigate to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Jasper County Detention Center Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can also find information for anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information fast if you enter their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you will want to look here, too: Other County Jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is a photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Jasper County Detention Center inmates can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Jasper County Detention Center. When viewing online you will have to input the prisoner’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Jasper County Detention Center website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After booking, bail will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, prisoners can earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was determined before you can be released. If you miss your scheduled court date, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Jasper County Detention Center. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Jasper County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s easy if you have the money. First, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Jasper County Detention Center

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some questions, like your full legal name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail takes from 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will be released. It also might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, you should plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest 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 have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring approved items with you, like your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail. This information will be put into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Jasper County Detention Center change often, so we suggest that you double-check the official jail 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 . Phone calls made in jail are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 417-624-1601

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter. Do not mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and examined by the jail officers, and will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Jasper County Detention Center:

Jasper County Detention Center
405 East 5Th Street
Carthage, MO 64836

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jasper County Detention Center
405 East 5Th Street
Carthage, MO 64836


The Jasper County Detention Center inmate mail policy is always changing, so be sure to visit the official website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information on this, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Jasper County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are admitted to the Missouri State Bar Association and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Jasper County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions in your case. You are able to access your court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Jasper County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your court case are kept and available to you at Jasper County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Jasper County magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to have your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should visit the Jasper County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records on the Jasper County court website or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Jasper County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Jasper County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the website, but you should know that you can’t see the street address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents filed in your case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, usually will not learn if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Jasper County Detention Center is no fun, eventually you will get used to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Jasper 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 Jasper 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 procedure to send funds to inmates could change, so it would be best to visit the official Jasper County Detention Center site before you send money 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 Jasper County Detention Center

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

    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:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at Jasper County Detention Center? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner 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. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to talk to a friend from jail? Post a message to them below.

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