Chariton County Jail – Keytesville, MO

Chariton County Jail is in Chariton County, Missouri and is the correctional facility for the area. Do you know someone in jail at Chariton County Jail? This guide will tell you about everything you might want to know about Chariton County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressful situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the advice and information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Chariton County Jail
307 South Cherry
Keytesville, MO 65261

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 660-288-3277
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who is in jail at Chariton County Jail you need to click on their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Chariton County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can also get information for anybody arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find the information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for may be in a different jail you will want to check the other Missouri county jails in our Missouri County Jail Guide: Missouri Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched online, or you can see them in person at the Chariton County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the prisoner’s full name, and the booking date.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot erased from the Chariton County Jail website? This is difficult, as 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 all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and you are not permitted to go out of town.

Typically, a prisoner will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by how serious your charges are. Someone will have to pay ten percent of the total that was set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Chariton County Jail. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, its easy. To start with, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your 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. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You have to answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail 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. This process may take anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get released. It also might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring things that are allowed with you, such as your driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put into a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visitation order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Chariton County Jail can change, so it would be wise to visit the official Chariton County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 660-288-3277

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read by staff, and the mail will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Chariton County Jail:

Chariton County Jail
307 South Cherry
Keytesville, MO 65261

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Chariton County Jail
307 South Cherry
Keytesville, MO 65261


The Chariton County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so double check the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the complicated court system in Chariton County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on this, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Chariton County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are members of the Missouri State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Court records are public records and are available upon request. They include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the Chariton County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are available at Chariton County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that presides over your case in court. They do a number of different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind that you can request to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to 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 taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you need to query the Chariton County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants online or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Chariton County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Chariton County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these listings on the internet, but remember that you will not find the exact address, but only 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 any of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not find out if they had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you call the Chariton County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Chariton County, the Chariton County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Chariton County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work 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 Chariton 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 Chariton 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 rules for sending money to someone in jail at Chariton County Jail is likely to change, so be sure to visit the official Chariton County Jail site before you send any funds.

    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 Chariton County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Chariton 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 Chariton 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 Driver’s 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 a prisoner in Chariton County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

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

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Conditions in Chariton County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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