Madison County Jail – Fredericktown, MO

Madison County Jail is located in Madison County, MO and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Madison County Jail? This page will tell you about everything one might want to know about Madison County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Madison County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressful thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer information that you need to make going to jail less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Madison County Jail
1 Court Square
Fredericktown, MO 63645

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 573-783-2234
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to find them?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Madison County Jail you need to go to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Madison County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can get the same information for anybody arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you should check our Missouri county jail guide: Missouri County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is a photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Madison County Jail prisoners can be found on the Madison County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Madison County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in their first and last name, and the booking date, if you have it.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Madison County Jail site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must promise to go to your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to leave town.

Usually, inmates can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set before you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is really easy. First, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman may request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

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

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process can take anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, you should expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring required items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go in the log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor has to provide identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies change often, so it would be wise to check the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

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Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, 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 reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 573-783-2234

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You must print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the staff, and will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Madison County Jail
1 Court Square
Fredericktown, MO 63645

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Madison County Jail
1 Court Square
Fredericktown, MO 63645


The inmate mail policy at Madison County Jail changes, so we suggest that you check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make 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 ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the legal system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Madison County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They contain a case file with a docket sheet and each of the documents filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access court records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Madison County magistrate is the person that rules on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review when determining your sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you can request to receive a copy of the report before sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you will have to access the Madison County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Madison County court website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Madison County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Madison County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but remember that you can’t find the exact address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to the Madison County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not find if they had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to call the Madison County courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Madison County, the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Madison County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Madison 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 Madison 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 at Madison County Jail could change, so you should review the site before you send money 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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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Madison County Jail

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

    • 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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Madison County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? 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? Trying to reconnect with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

    Say Hello to people incarcerated at Madison County Jail


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