Shannon County Jail – Eminence, MO

Shannon County Jail is in Shannon County, Missouri and is the jail for this area. Looking for someone in jail at Shannon County Jail? This guide gives you about everything one might want to know about Shannon County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Shannon County Jail. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give information and tips that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask it, and also any tips or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Shannon County Jail
P.O. Box 880
Eminence, MO 65466

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 573-226-3615
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and want to find them?

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

In order to see who’s in jail at Shannon County Jail you will have to visit their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Shannon County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who are in jail, including status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find the same information about anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24-hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be in another county jail you will want to look here, too: List of all county jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is the photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is made up of one full face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Shannon County Jail inmates are on the website, or you can go in person to the Shannon County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input the person’s name, and the booking date.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Shannon County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you must agree to go to your court date, and you are not allowed to leave the county.

Usually, inmates will be given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you are charged with. You will need to put up ten percent of the total that was set so you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail 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 know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Shannon County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged will take from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and let them know that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go, like your driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Shannon County Jail frequently change, so visit the official Shannon County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.

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Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely.

The Shannon County Jail phone number is: 573-226-3615

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You should write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected and read by staff, and will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Shannon County Jail:

Shannon County Jail
P.O. Box 880
Eminence, MO 65466

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Shannon County Jail
P.O. Box 880
Eminence, MO 65466


The mail policy changes, so you should review the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is your 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 get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Shannon County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They contain a court case file containing a docket and each of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the Shannon County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records from your court case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to have your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, you need to go to the Shannon County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail. 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 the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Shannon County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these by contacting the Shannon County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these offenders on the website, but remember that you will not be able to find the street address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s criminal records you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t discover if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or reckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Shannon County, the Shannon County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Shannon County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Shannon 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 Shannon 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 Shannon County Jail could change, so you should review the the Shannon County Jail website 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 Shannon County Jail

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

    • 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 been incarcerated at this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down your experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions in Shannon County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Send a Message to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to say wassup to someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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