Perry County Jail – Perryville, MO

Perry County Jail is in Perry County, MO and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Looking for someone in Perry County Jail? This guide tells you all about anything you might want to know about Perry County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Perry County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer info that you’ll need to make going to jail less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Perry County Jail
710 S. Kingshighway
Perryville, MO 63775

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 573-547-4576
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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, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to find them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To find out who is in jail at Perry County Jail you should go to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Perry County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information on anybody processed or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member is incarcerated at a different jail you will want to look here, too: List of all county jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is the picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side picture. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed online, or you can see them at the Perry County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the full name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Perry County Jail website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more in-depth article about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail will be set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you can’t leave the county.

In most cases, an inmate can earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to live in 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 you have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will need to pay ten percent of the total that was set so you are able to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever posted 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 need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Perry County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Perry County

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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
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you will be given a jail uniform – the 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. The discharge process may take from 30 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you have a bond amount or if the judge has to figure out the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed with you, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the log for the inmate. All visitors will have to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Perry County Jail are always changing, so you should check the jail 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. These phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted 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 break the jail rules, phone calls may be limited or forbidden.

The Perry County Jail phone number is: 573-547-4576

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of delivery. You must write the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Perry County Jail
710 S. Kingshighway
Perryville, MO 63775

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Perry County Jail
710 S. Kingshighway
Perryville, MO 63775


The mail policy at Perry County Jail can change, so it would be best to double check the the Perry County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Perry County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the Missouri State Bar Association and are fully 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 and are available upon request. Court records have a file with a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You are able to access your court records using the Perry County website, or at the Perry County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your court case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Perry County court magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your court case. Magistrate judges do different functions, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are able to request to receive your own copy of the report before your sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can just access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants online or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Perry County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on either a national or 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 offense. You can access these listings on the website, but remember that you will not get the actual address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and any filings and documents filed in your case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the Perry County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the county courthouse and check in person or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s criminal records you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

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

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Perry County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Perry 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 Perry 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 funds to Perry County Jail inmates is likely to change, so be sure to double check the site when you send any funds.

    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 Perry County Jail

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

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience because others can learn what to expect.

    What to write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

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