Harper County Jail – Buffalo, OK

Harper County Jail is located in Harper County, Oklahoma and is the main jail for this area. Are you looking for someone locked up in Harper County Jail? This guide gives you about everything you might need to know about Harper County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Harper County Jail. How to view Harper County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Harper County court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Harper County Jail
311 Se 1St St
Buffalo, OK 73834

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (580) 735-2213
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to contact them?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to search who’s in jail at Harper County Jail you should go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Harper County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also find info on anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one is locked up at a different jail you can check our Oklahoma county jail guide: Oklahoma County Jails Listing


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Harper County Jail prisoners can be viewed on the Harper County Jail website, or you can see them at the Harper County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in the prisoner’s full name, and a booking date, if you have it.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Harper County Jail website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and until then you are required not to leave town.

Typically, inmates in the Harper County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day after work, or you could get to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to pay ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to be released. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you have to call the Harper County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, its really easy if you have the money. First, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Harper County

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, 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
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be 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 holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Do you know any secrets that will help other people that get arrested 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 from jail takes anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring approved items with you, such as your driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to provide information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the log for the inmate. Every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visitation order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you double-check the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (580) 735-2213

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to print the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Harper County Jail is:

Harper County Jail
311 Se 1St St
Buffalo, OK 73834

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Harper County Jail
311 Se 1St St
Buffalo, OK 73834


The inmate mail policy at Harper County Jail changes, so double check the official Harper County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Oklahoma.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a file with a docket and all documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court records via the Harper County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents from your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case in court. They do several different things, which include determining how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind that you should request to see your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

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

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records on the Harper County jail website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these by contacting the Harper County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t see the precise address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find if they have had any moving violations, like:

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Harper County Jail is no fun, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Harper 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 Harper County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending money to someone in jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you visit the official website before you send any money.

    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 Harper County Jail

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

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story

    Send a Message to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to send a message to a friend from jail? Post a message to them below.

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