Macon County Jail And Jail – Macon, MO

Macon County Jail And Jail is in Macon County, Missouri and is the correctional facility for the area. Are you looking for someone locked up at Macon County Jail And Jail? This guide will tell you information about everything related to Macon County Jail And Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Macon County Jail And Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Macon County court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the information you need to make the process easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that might be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Macon County Jail And Jail
101 W. Sheridan St.
Macon, MO 63552

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 660-385-2062
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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 need to find out where they are?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Macon County Jail And Jail you should visit their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Macon County Jail And Jail Inmate List has information on people currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get info for anyone booked or released in the past 24-hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find the information faster if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one might be locked up at a different jail you should look here: Missouri Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one full face and one profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the website, or you can see them at the Macon County Jail And Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to input the person’s first and last name, and the booking date.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Macon County Jail And Jail website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re locked up, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to show up for court, and until then you must not leave the county.

Usually, a prisoner at Macon County Jail And Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to go back to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was determined in order to be released. If you don’t show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t 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 must call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Macon County Jail And Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might require that they use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to is you will have to answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get out of jail. It also will depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go to jail, like your driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visitation order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies change often, so you should double-check the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely.

The Macon County Jail And Jail phone number is: 660-385-2062

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You should print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and inspected by the staff, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Macon County Jail And Jail is:

Macon County Jail And Jail
101 W. Sheridan St.
Macon, MO 63552

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Macon County Jail And Jail
101 W. Sheridan St.
Macon, MO 63552


The inmate mail policy at Macon County Jail And Jail changes frequently, so you should double check the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the legal system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

To read more about how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

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

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Macon County magistrate is the judge that presides over your case. Magistrates do different tasks, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review when decide your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Remember that you can request to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Macon County jail website or you can call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by going to the Macon County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but you should know that you can’t get the precise address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the Macon County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s criminal records you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t see if someone has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Macon County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Macon County jail is no fun, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Macon County Jail And 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 Macon County Jail And 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 inmates is likely to change, so be sure to 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 Macon County Jail And Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Macon County Jail And 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 Macon County Jail And Jail

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If yes, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • 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’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Macon County Jail And Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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