Dunklin County Jail is in Dunklin County, MO and is the primary jail for the area. Know someone locked up at Dunklin County Jail? This page will tell you info about everything related to Dunklin County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.
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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer advice and information that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and also any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.
Dunklin County Jail
1175 Floyd St.
Kennett, MO 63857
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 573-888-2424
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is in jail and need to contact them?
Has someone who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
To see who’s in jail at Dunklin County Jail you will need to visit their web site and do an inmate lookup.
The Dunklin County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who are in jail, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can get information about anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate their arrest information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.
If your friend or family member is incarcerated at a different jail you can check the other Missouri county jails in our Missouri County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Missouri
A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is a photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They will take one and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they will be on file.
Mugshots of inmates can be found on the website, or you can go in person to the Dunklin County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the inmate’s full name, and the booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to get your mugshot removed from the Dunklin County Jail site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you are in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be 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 get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until then you are not permitted to leave town.
Typically, prisoners will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to stay jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail.
Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount depends on how serious your charges are. Someone will have to pay 10% of the amount that was determined in order to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is never fun, but usually, it is really easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.
If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Dunklin County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process takes you through each of the following steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- The first step is that you have to answer some basic questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
- You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
- They will let you make a telephone call in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you can get released from jail. It also will depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the judge has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to get released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
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. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and let them know that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Only bring allowed items with you, for example a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so you should review the official Dunklin County Jail jail site before you go.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Phone calls made in jail are typically pricier than regular phone calls. 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 must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.
Phone Number: 573-888-2424
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Dunklin County Jail:
Dunklin County Jail
1175 Floyd St.
Kennett, MO 63857
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Dunklin County Jail
1175 Floyd St.
Kennett, MO 63857
The Dunklin County Jail mail policy is always changing, so be sure to visit the official website before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.
For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, admitted to the Missouri State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
All court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You can access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the Dunklin County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.
The Dunklin County court magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your court case. They do different tasks, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Remember that you can ask to see your own copy of the report before sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.
Want to find out if a family member or friend is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t see the exact address, rather the block they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to 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 different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug Possession.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t be able to find out if they have had any infractions like moving violations:
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Jail food and commissary
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Inmate safety
- Prisoner activities and programs
To search for this information, you must do a search for their driving history.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Dunklin County, the Dunklin County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of getting locked up in Dunklin County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at about six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will work 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 Dunklin 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 Dunklin County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The procedure to send money to people in jail is likely to change, so be sure to check the site before send money to someone in jail there.
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.
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Types of Jobs at Dunklin County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Dunklin 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.
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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.
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