Iron County Jail – Ironton, MO

Iron County Jail is in Iron County, MO and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Do you know somebody in jail at Iron County Jail? This site tells you info about anything related to Iron County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Iron County Jail intake procedures. Iron County court information. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and tips you need to make going to jail less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that might help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Iron County Jail
220 S. Shepherd St.
Ironton, MO 63650

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 573-546-7051
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and need to find out where they are?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who is in jail at Iron County Jail you need to visit their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Iron County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get the same information on anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is at a different jail you will want to check our Missouri county jail guide: List of all county jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is the picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Iron County Jail prisoners can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Iron County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to enter the name, and a booking date, if you know it.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot removed from the Iron County Jail website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Iron County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to go back to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to post 10% of the amount set in order for you to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Iron County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it is really easy. To start with, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Iron County

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, must answer a number of questions, such as what your legal name is, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere between 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will be released. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge has to determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be a 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 you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring required items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Iron County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to review the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

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 . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 573-546-7051

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Iron County Jail
220 S. Shepherd St.
Ironton, MO 63650

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Iron County Jail
220 S. Shepherd St.
Ironton, MO 63650


The Iron County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so visit the the Iron County Jail website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the court system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.

To read more about this, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Iron County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a file containing a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the website, or at the Iron County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Iron County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your court case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Iron County court magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates do a number of different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind you are able to request to have your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you need to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Iron County jail website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, 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 jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Iron County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not find the street address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to the Iron County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not learn if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Iron County, the Iron County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Iron County Jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After 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 Iron 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 Iron 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 inmates might change, so you should review the site when you send funds to an inmate 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 Iron County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Driver’s License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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.

    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 anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your experience because others can learn what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Iron County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Send a Message to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to get in touch with a friend from jail? Post a message to them below.

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