Stephens County Jail is located in Stephens County and is the main correctional facility for that area. Know somebody in jail at Stephens County Jail? This page will tell you about anything one might want to know about Stephens County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Stephens County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Stephens County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much more…
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask them, and any comments or tips that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.
Stephens County Jail
101 South 11Th St., #104
Duncan, OK 73533
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (580) 255-3131
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to find out where they are?
Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?
In order to see who’s in jail at Stephens County Jail you have to click on their link and use the inmate search.
The Stephens County Jail Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find info on anyone arrested and processed or released within the past 24-hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their inmate information quicker if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If your friend or loved one could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to look here: Oklahoma County Jails Listing
A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they are on file.
Mugshots of inmates are online, or you can view them at the Stephens County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in the prisoner’s name, and the arrest date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Stephens County Jail site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are released from jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until then you must not leave the area.
Usually, a prisoner in the Stephens County Jail will be given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.
Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay all depends on the crime you are charged with. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will not 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 jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to 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 get someone out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.
If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process includes the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- The first step is that you will answer some simple questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be issued an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- They will take your mugshot.
- All of your personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
- They will let you use the phone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform.
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When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged will take between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get released. It also can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
out against you, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and let them know that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.
To have visitors, you must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put into the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor is required to provide identification. Anyone showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so check the jail site before you go.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden completely.
Phone Number: (580) 255-3131
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. Clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail will be opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Stephens County Jail, use this address:
Stephens County Jail
101 South 11Th St., #104
Duncan, OK 73533
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Stephens County Jail
101 South 11Th St., #104
Duncan, OK 73533
The Stephens County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so we suggest that you double check the official Stephens County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.
For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer
If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the Oklahoma State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.
Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
All court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the Stephens County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Stephens County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are available at Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your court case, which include 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 will not be responsible for these fees.
The magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your court case. They do a number of things, like setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Don’t forget you can request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.
Want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?
This is pretty simple to do, just just visit the jail’s website, and search using:
- Their name.
- Their approximate booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Stephens County court website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Stephens County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and this information is available to anyone.
Civil processes are when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people 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 view these listings on the internet, but you should know that you will not see the precise address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to the Stephens County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.
A criminal history search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
When you do a criminal history search, you will not discover if that person has had:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Any accidents.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail layout and facility
- Guards and jail staff
- Commissary and food
- Visitation Days
- Other Inmates.
- Gang activity
- Prisoner activities and programs
To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.
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Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Stephens County, the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of getting locked up in the Stephens County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, 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 Stephens 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 Stephens 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 funds to someone in jail at Stephens County Jail could change, so be sure to review the site when 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.
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Types of Jobs at Stephens County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Stephens 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.
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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.
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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.
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