Knox County Jail – Edina, MO

Knox County Jail is located in Knox County, Missouri and is the primary jail for that county. Know somebody locked up at Knox County Jail? This site tells you all about everything you might want to know about Knox County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Knox County Jail. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Knox County Jail
107 N. 4Th St
Edina, MO 63537

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 660-397-2186
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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 has gone to jail and need to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Knox County Jail you will have to click on their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Knox County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people currently in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can get the same information on anybody arrested and processed or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find the information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in a different jail you will want to check our Missouri county jail guide: Missouri County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is a picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Knox County Jail prisoners can be searched on the Knox County Jail website, or you can see them at the Knox County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input the prisoner’s name, and the booking date, if you have it.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken off of the Knox County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. 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 many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to leave town.

Typically, prisoners in the Knox County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to jail each day after work, or you could have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by how serious your charges are. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined so you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Knox County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Knox County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Knox County

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process can take from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you can get released from jail. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, 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 down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go in a Visiting log as an approved visitor. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should check the official site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . These phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or cut altogether.

The Knox County Jail phone number is: 660-397-2186

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Knox County Jail
107 N. 4Th St
Edina, MO 63537

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Knox County Jail
107 N. 4Th St
Edina, MO 63537


The mail policy at Knox County Jail changes, so we suggest that you check the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, click: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the Missouri State Bar Association and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are public records and are available upon request. They contain a court case file containing a docket and all of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You can access your court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records relating to your case are held at the Knox County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay 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

The Knox County court magistrate is the judge who presides on your case. They do different functions, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind you can ask to have your own copy of this report before sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out just visit the Knox County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings online, but you should know that you can’t get the precise address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a docket and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Knox County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to the courthouse and check in person or you can check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t find out if they have had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Knox County, the Knox County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Knox County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to 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 Knox 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 Knox 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 people in jail might change, so it would be best to check the official website before you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Knox County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Knox 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 Knox 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 spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at Knox County Jail?

    If so, then please tell us about it. Write down your jail experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to send a message to a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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