Grant County Detention Center – Williamstown, OK

Grant County Detention Center is located in Grant County, Oklahoma and is the jail for that county. Know someone incarcerated at Grant County Detention Center? This page gives you all about anything you might need to know about Grant County Detention Center,like: Find an inmate at Grant County Detention Center. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressful situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the advice and information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Grant County Detention Center
212 Barnes Road
Williamstown, OK

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (859) 824-5191
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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 in jail and don’t know how to find them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Grant County Detention Center you need to navigate to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Grant County Detention Center Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can get the same information for anybody who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their arrest information fast if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Oklahoma jails: List of all jails in Oklahoma


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is the photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can see them at the Grant County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot erased from the Grant County Detention Center website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our in-depth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can 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 be in court on your court date, and you must not leave the area.

Usually, an inmate at Grant County Detention Center are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to post 10% of the amount that was determined so you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Grant County Detention Center. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Grant County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s very simple to do. First of all, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman may require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Grant County

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some questions, like your full legal name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a phone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any things that could help other people make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process will take between 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get out of jail. Also, it depends on whether you have a cash bond or if a judge has to decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items with you, for example your driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as an official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be entered into a Visiting log for the inmate. All visitors have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies can change, so it would be wise to double-check the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Grant County Detention Center phone number is: (859) 824-5191

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. You have to write the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Grant County Detention Center is:

Grant County Detention Center
212 Barnes Road
Williamstown, OK

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Grant County Detention Center
212 Barnes Road
Williamstown, OK


The inmate mail policy at Grant County Detention Center is always changing, so check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this subject, click: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records include a court case file with a docket and all of the documents and motions in the case. You can access your court case records using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Grant County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Grant County court magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case. Magistrates do different functions, such as setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review when determining your sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to receive your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just query the Grant County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the Grant County jail website or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Grant County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you are served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but bear in mind that you can’t find the street address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s criminal records you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

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

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not see if someone has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Grant County, the Grant County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Grant County Detention Center is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have 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 Grant County Detention Center, 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 Grant County Detention Center 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 Grant County Detention Center inmates changes, so we suggest that you review the official website when you send money 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 Grant County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Grant County Detention Center, 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 Grant County Detention Center

    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 an inmate in this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

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

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Send a Message to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to reconnect with somebody you met when you were locked up? Say hello here, just leave a message below.

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