Worth County Jail – Grant City, MO

Worth County Jail is located in Worth County, Missouri and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Looking for someone locked up in Worth County Jail? This page tells you information about anything you might need to know about Worth County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Worth County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressful idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressful. If you have questions, just ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Worth County Jail
101 W. 3Rd Street
Grant City, MO 64456

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 660-564-2222
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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 in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To search who is in jail at Worth County Jail you need to navigate to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Worth County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can get the same information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate the information faster if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be in another county jail you will want to look here, too: List of all jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is the photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed online, or you can see them in person at the Worth County Jail. When viewing online you need to input the person’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot erased from the Worth County Jail site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released you must agree to go to your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Typically, a prisoner at Worth County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow 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 might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.

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 information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will get 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, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will request to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Worth County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will have to change into 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 will take between 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will be released. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you have a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go, such as a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put into a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you check the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden completely.

The Worth County Jail phone number is: 660-564-2222

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail gets opened and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Worth County Jail, use this address:

Worth County Jail
101 W. 3Rd Street
Grant City, MO 64456

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Worth County Jail
101 W. 3Rd Street
Grant City, MO 64456


The mail policy changes frequently, so review the official Worth County Jail site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the court system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on how to find an attorney, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Worth County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Worth County 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 are comprised of a file containing a docket and every documents and motions in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as for example 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 can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Worth County magistrate is the person that will preside on your court case. Magistrate judges do many different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you must go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should query the Worth County jail website, and search by:

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

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the website 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 down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Worth County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not find the actual address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t learn if that person had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a driving records 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 call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Worth County, the Worth County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Worth County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Worth 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 Worth 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 funds to someone in jail can change, so we suggest that you visit the the Worth County Jail website before send money to someone in jail 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 Worth County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Worth 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 Worth 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 been a prisoner at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    What to write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Worth County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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