Jefferson County Jail is in Jefferson County, OK and is the primary jail for this region. Do you know someone at Jefferson County Jail? This site gives you about anything related to Jefferson County Jail,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Jefferson County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Jefferson County Jail intake procedures. Jefferson County court information. And much, much more.
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the advice and information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation is appreciated.
Jefferson County Jail
218 North Main Street
Waurika, OK 73573
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and need to contact them?
Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to find them?
To find out who is in jail at Jefferson County Jail you will have to go to their web site and perform an inmate search.
The Jefferson County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also find the same information on anyone processed or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If your friend or loved one is locked up at a different jail you will want to look here: List of all county jails in Oklahoma
A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a side picture. Your full name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they are stored at the jail.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the website, or you can see them in person at the Jefferson County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the name, and a booking date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Jefferson County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and you are not permitted to leave the county.
Typically, prisoners will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.
Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s easy. First, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- Firstly, you have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- You will then be allowed to make a telephone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.
Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Can you tell us things that could help other people that get arrested get through the procedure?
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process may take between 30 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge has to determine the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
If there is a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.
The inmate need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. This information will be put in the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors is required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visitation order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Jefferson County Jail change often, so we suggest that you double-check the official site before you go to the jail to visit.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get cut back or forbidden.
Phone Number: 580-228-2375
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and reviewed by the staff, and the mail will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Jefferson County Jail is:
Jefferson County Jail
218 North Main Street
Waurika, OK 73573
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Jefferson County Jail
218 North Main Street
Waurika, OK 73573
The mail policy changes frequently, so double check the site before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.
To read more about how to find a lawyer, visit: How to Find an Attorney
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the Oklahoma State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
All court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a court case file with a docket sheet and all documents in the case. You can access your court case records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.
The Jefferson County court magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, such as determining how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could get a date to go to jail to do your time.
Are you trying to find out if a family member or friend is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
You can you should query the jail’s website, and search using:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the Jefferson County court website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.
Civil processes are when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but remember that you can’t get the actual address, but only the block they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket and any filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the Jefferson County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal records search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t find out if someone has had:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Commissary and food
- The other inmates.
- Activities and programs
To find driving records, you have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people.
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On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Jefferson County, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of getting locked up in the Jefferson County jail is very scary, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After 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 Jefferson County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Jefferson 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 funds to someone in jail at Jefferson County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you review the the Jefferson County Jail website before you send funds to an inmate.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self-contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
News and Media
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Types of Jobs at Jefferson County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jefferson County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.
Tell Your Story
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been a prisoner in Jefferson County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?
If you have, then you should write your review about it. Write down your experience because other people can find out what to expect.
Things you can include in your review:
Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?
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Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to send a message to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.
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