Alfalfa County Jail – Cherokee, OK

Alfalfa County Jail is located in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Do you know someone locked up in Alfalfa County Jail? This guide tells you about anything you might need to know about Alfalfa County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Alfalfa County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you information that you’ll need to make the process less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and any comments or tips that would help others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Alfalfa County Jail
300 S Grand Ave # 1
Cherokee, OK 73728

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (580) 596-3269
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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 or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to locate them?

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

To see who is in jail at Alfalfa County Jail you need to visit their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Alfalfa County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find information about anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24-hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member is at another county jail you should look here: Oklahoma County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is a picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They take one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Alfalfa County Jail prisoners can be searched on the Alfalfa County Jail website, or you can view them at the Alfalfa County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input the legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken down from the Alfalfa County Jail website? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: 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 are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is 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 do bail out of jail you are required to agree to go to your court date, and you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, inmates will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you will need to call the Alfalfa County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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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
  • 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 procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to make a phone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us things that might help other people to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate must determine the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go, such as your driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so you should visit the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

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. Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get cut back or totally denied.

The Alfalfa County Jail phone number is: (580) 596-3269

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of delivery. You have to print the person’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and reviewed by the staff, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Alfalfa County Jail
300 S Grand Ave # 1
Cherokee, OK 73728

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Alfalfa County Jail
300 S Grand Ave # 1
Cherokee, OK 73728


The inmate mail policy at Alfalfa County Jail changes often, so we suggest that you review the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or relative find a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Alfalfa County court records are public records and are available upon request. They include a file with a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions in the case. You are able to access your court records via the Alfalfa County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Alfalfa County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides over your case. Magistrates do many different things, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to receive your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

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

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records online or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by going to the Alfalfa County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but you should know that you can’t get the street address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a court docket and any documents filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, 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 someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to find out if that person has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Alfalfa County, the Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Alfalfa County Jail is no fun, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have 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 Alfalfa 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 Alfalfa 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 procedure to send money to jail inmates changes, so you should visit the official Alfalfa County Jail site before you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Alfalfa County Jail

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

    • 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.

    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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Alfalfa County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Send a Message to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to send a message to a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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