Laclede County Jail is in Laclede County, Missouri and is the primary jail for this county. Looking for somebody locked up at Laclede County Jail? This page gives you information about everything you might need to know about Laclede County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Laclede County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.
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The chance of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have questions, just ask them, and also any comments or tips that would help others will be much appreciated.
Laclede County Jail
240 N Adams
Lebanon, MO 65536
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 417-532-2311
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them?
Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to find out who’s in jail at Laclede County Jail you have to navigate to their link and perform an inmate search.
The Laclede County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get information about anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their arrest information more quickly if you enter their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If the person you are looking for might be in a different jail you will want to check the other Missouri county jails in our Missouri County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Missouri
A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is the photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.
Mugshots of Laclede County Jail inmates can be searched on the Laclede County Jail website, or you can see them at the Laclede County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and the arrest date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Laclede County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After booking, bail will be set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are released you must agree to go to your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to leave the area.
In most cases, an inmate can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may get to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total set in order to get out of jail. If you miss court, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the Laclede County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Get Out For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process takes you through the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- You will have to answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
- You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- They will allow you to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, if not you will have to change into a jumpsuit.
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When you post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged will take from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, it can depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, expect to get discharged that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the sheriff has a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor has to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visitation order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Laclede County Jail frequently change, so make sure that you visit the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.
The Laclede County Jail phone number is: 417-532-2311
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the jail staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Laclede County Jail:
Laclede County Jail
240 N Adams
Lebanon, MO 65536
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Laclede County Jail
240 N Adams
Lebanon, MO 65536
The mail policy at Laclede County Jail is always changing, so be sure to visit the site when you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the court system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.
For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Laclede County
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are admitted to the Missouri State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?
Court records are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records relating to your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
A Magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your court case. They do different functions, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind you can ask to get a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Do you need to find out if someone is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?
To do so, you need to query the jail’s website, and search using:
- Birth date.
- Their booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants online or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information on the website, but keep in mind that you will not get the street address, just the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file that includes a docket and any documents filed in your court case. You can access court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire in person, or you can check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find out if that person has had any:
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- You have the right to protection from the accused.
- You have the right to notification.
- You have the right to attend proceedings.
- You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- You have the right to restitution.
- You have the right to a speedy trial.
- You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Conditions in Laclede County Jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Commissary and food
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Inmate activities and programs
To get driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Laclede County, the Laclede County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of getting locked up in Laclede County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Laclede County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Laclede 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 rules for sending money to someone in jail is always changing, so it would be best to review the the Laclede County Jail website when send money to someone in jail there.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self-contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Laclede County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Laclede County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever spent any time in Laclede County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?
If so, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.
Things you can include in your review:
Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?
Tell the World All About It
Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to reconnect with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.
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