Clark County Jail is in Clark County and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Looking for someone locked up at Clark County Jail? This page will tell you about everything a person needs to know about Clark County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Clark County Jail? How to view Clark County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And more…
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressful idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to others is welcome.
Clark County Jail
518 North Lincoln Street
Kahoka, MO 63445
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to locate them?
Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?
In order to look up who is in jail at Clark County Jail you should navigate to their website and perform an inmate search.
The Clark County Jail Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can also find info on anybody who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information quicker if you enter their full name, birth date, or arrest number.
If the inmate you are looking for is at a different jail you should check our guide to other Missouri jails: Other Jails in Missouri
A mugshot, also called a jail processing photo, is a photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. They take one full face and a side photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they will be stored.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Clark County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter their first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Clark County Jail site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For a more in-depth article about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, once you’re locked up, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are released from jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and until then you will not be permitted to leave the area.
Typically, a prisoner are given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while locked up.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to the jail every day after work, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.
Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. You will have to post ten percent of the total that was set so you can be released. If you don’t go to court, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you must call the Clark County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is easy. To start with, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.
To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Clark County Jail
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure is made up of 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.
- Firstly, you have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
- You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be given an inmate ID.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- They will allow you to use the telephone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will be freed. Also, it will depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate needs to decide on the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Just bring required items with you, like your driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.
Inmates have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Clark County Jail frequently change, so it would be wise to review the jail site before you visit an inmate.
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 much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated altogether.
The Clark County Jail phone number is: 660-727-2911
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Clark County Jail is:
Clark County Jail
518 North Lincoln Street
Kahoka, MO 63445
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Clark County Jail
518 North Lincoln Street
Kahoka, MO 63445
The inmate mail policy at Clark County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the official Clark County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, an attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.
For more information on this subject, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Clark County
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the Missouri State Bar Association and are legally licensed to handle your case.
Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?
All court records are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access your court records via the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.
Clerk of Court
The Clark County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records from your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
The magistrate is the judge that presides over your court case. They do different tasks, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate 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. Bear in mind that you can ask to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and correct any mistakes that it contains.
After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?
To find this out just access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Their approximate booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Clark County court website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Clark County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders must be 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 crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but you should know that you won’t find the exact address, but only the block they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in your court case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the Clark County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Clark County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
A criminal history search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
During a criminal records search, usually won’t find out if they have had any moving violations, like:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail layout and facility
- Jail staff and Guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates.
- Prisoner safety
- Jail gangs
- Programs and activities
To search for driving histories, you must do a search for their driving record.
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The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Clark County, the Clark County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of spending time in the Clark County jail is no fun, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Clark County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Clark 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 Clark County Jail inmates can change, so it would be best to review the the Clark County Jail website before you send money to an inmate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
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Types of Jobs at Clark County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Clark 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.
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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.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been a prisoner at Clark County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?
If you have, then you should write a review about it. Write about your experience so others will know what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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