Holt County Jail – Oregon, MO

Holt County Jail is in Holt County, MO and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Know somebody locked up in Holt County Jail? This site will tell you info about anything a person needs to know about Holt County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Holt County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give info that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Holt County Jail
107 S. Main St
Oregon, MO 64473

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 660-446-3305
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Holt County Jail you will have to visit their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Holt County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get info for anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get the information fast if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you should check the other Missouri county jails in our Missouri County Jail Guide: Missouri County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is the photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the website, or you can see them at the Holt County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in the person’s legal name, and a booking date, if you know it.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Holt County Jail website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: 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 primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to show up for court, and until that day you are not permitted to leave town.

Typically, inmates at Holt County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will be required to go back to jail each day after work, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to post ten percent of the total that was determined in order for you to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you will have to call the Holt County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Holt County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First of all, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Holt County Jail

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You must answer a number of questions, such as what your legal name is, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you make a telephone call so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, if not you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please tell your story. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Can you share any secrets that could help other people make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must report to start a sentence, 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 processing area, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the visitors log for the inmate. All visitors have to provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Holt County Jail are always changing, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Calls made in jail are a lot 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 lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 660-446-3305

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Holt County Jail is:

Holt County Jail
107 S. Main St
Oregon, MO 64473

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Holt County Jail
107 S. Main St
Oregon, MO 64473


The mail policy changes frequently, so you should check the the Holt County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this subject, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

All court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Holt County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records associated with your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, like setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you should ask to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member or friend is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, just access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

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

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Holt County jail website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Holt County jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you are served with legal papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state 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 can access this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the precise address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that contains a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at the Holt County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

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

During a criminal records search, you will not see if someone has had:

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Holt County courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Holt County, the Holt County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Holt County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Holt 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 Holt 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 process for sending funds to Holt County Jail inmates changes, so double check the official website when send money to someone in jail there.

    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 Holt County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Holt 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 Holt 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:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Holt County Jail?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Holt County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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