Gentry County Jail – Albany, MO

Gentry County Jail is located in Gentry County and is the main correctional facility for that region. Are you looking for somebody locked up in Gentry County Jail? This site gives you all about everything you might need to know about Gentry County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Gentry County Jail? Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Gentry County Jail
104 N. Polk
Albany, MO 64402

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 660-726-3721
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to find out where they are?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to see who’s in jail at Gentry County Jail you will have to click on their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Gentry County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can find the same information on anybody booked or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information faster if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be at another county jail you should check our Missouri county jail guide: Missouri County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Gentry County Jail. When viewing online you will need to enter the legal name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the Gentry County Jail site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is 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.

Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be determined by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you must not leave town.

Usually, a prisoner can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to put up 10% of the amount set in order for you to be released. If you miss your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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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. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will answer some questions, like what is your legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, if not you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take to get through intake? What was your treatment like? Can you share any things that will help other people that get arrested to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate must determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring necessary items with you, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will go in the log as an authorized visitor. All visitors have to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visitation order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you check the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to 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 you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Gentry County Jail phone number is: 660-726-3721

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 delivery. You have to clearly print the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by the staff, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Gentry County Jail:

Gentry County Jail
104 N. Polk
Albany, MO 64402

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Gentry County Jail
104 N. Polk
Albany, MO 64402


The Gentry County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the complicated court system in Gentry County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information about this subject, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are members of the Missouri State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

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 have a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Gentry County magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your court case. They do a number of different things, such as determining how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

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 even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you must report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you will have to query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

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

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records on the Gentry County court website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Gentry County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you can’t find the actual address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file containing a docket and any filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s criminal records you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not find out if that person has had:

  • Speeding or reckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Did you do your search online or did you have to call the Gentry County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Gentry County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Gentry County Jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Gentry 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 Gentry 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 funds to someone in jail could change, so you should review the official Gentry County Jail site when you send any money.

    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 Gentry County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Gentry 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 Gentry County Jail

    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 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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Gentry County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story About Gentry County Jail

    Send a Message to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to talk to somebody you met in jail? Send a message to them here.

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