Wayne County Jail is located in Wayne County, MO and is the main correctional facility for that area. Do you know someone locked up at Wayne County Jail? This guide gives you info about everything you might want to know about Wayne County Jail,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Wayne County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you information and tips you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.
Wayne County Jail
100 Maple St.
Greenville, MO 63944
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and don’t know how to find them?
Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?
To look up who is in jail at Wayne County Jail you should navigate to their web site and do an inmate lookup.
The Wayne County Jail Inmate List is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can find information on anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24-hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate the information fast if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.
If your friend or family member may be locked up at a different jail you can check our guide to other Missouri jails: Other Jails in Missouri
A mugshot, or intake photograph, is the photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they are on file.
Mugshots of Wayne County Jail inmates can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Wayne County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the inmate’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to get your mugshot erased from the Wayne County Jail website? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
Read our in-depth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you are released you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to leave town.
Typically, a prisoner will earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to go back to the jail each day after work, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house when you are not working.
Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to put up 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You have to call the Wayne County Jail. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Wayne County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will require that they use your assets as collateral.
You can find a bail bondsman go to: 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
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Released On House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process is made up of each of these steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- The first step is that you will answer some simple questions, such as what your legal name is, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
- You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID.
- 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.
- You will then be allowed to make a phone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, if not you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, you should plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
out against you, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant out 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 verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Only bring allowed items when you go, like a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put into a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors arriving late or that does not have a visitation order will be turned away.
The Wayne County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you check the official site before you go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Phone calls made in jail are typically 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 inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely.
The Wayne County Jail phone number is: 573-224-3219
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You should write the name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail is opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Wayne County Jail is:
Wayne County Jail
100 Maple St.
Greenville, MO 63944
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Wayne County Jail
100 Maple St.
Greenville, MO 63944
The Wayne County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you check the official Wayne County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the criminal justice system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.
For more info on how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Wayne County
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the Missouri State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?
All court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents associated with your court case are available at Wayne County Clerk of Court office.
Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.
The Wayne County magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case in court. They do many different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim. Don’t forget that you can request to have a copy of this report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.
After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and 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 might get taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to report to jail to do your time.
Want to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?
This is pretty simple to do, just just go to the Wayne County jail website, and search using:
- Birth date.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or you are able to 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 ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Wayne County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is 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 people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders online, but you should know that you can’t get the precise address, but only the address block they live on.
Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a court docket and any filings and documents filed in the case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive 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 of the following crimes:
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t find out if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail layout and facility
- Staff and guards
- Food and commissary
- Other Inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Jail gangs
- Inmate activities and programs
To search for this information, you have to do a driving history search.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Did you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your account could help other people.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wayne County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that spending time in Wayne County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Wayne County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Wayne 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 process for sending money to someone in jail could change, so you should double check the site when you send any funds.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self-contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
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Types of Jobs at Wayne County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wayne County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
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.
Speak Your Mind
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever spent any time in Wayne County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?
If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write about your experience because others will know what to expect.
Things you could include in your review:
Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?
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