Dekalb County Jail is located in DeKalb County, MO and is the main correctional facility for that county. Know someone at Dekalb County Jail? This page will tell you information about everything you might need to know about Dekalb County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.
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The chance of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and also any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others is appreciated.
Dekalb County Jail
109 W. Main Street
Maysville, MO 64469
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to locate them?
Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to locate them?
In order to find out who’s in jail at Dekalb County Jail you will need to go to their web site and perform an inmate search.
The Dekalb County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get the same information on anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If your friend or family member could possibly be at another county jail you should look here, too: List of all jails in Missouri
A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is made up of one full face photo and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they’re on file.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the Dekalb County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the person’s full name, and a booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Dekalb County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For a more in-depth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you must promise to show up for court, and until that date you are not allowed to leave town.
Usually, an inmate at Dekalb County Jail will earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.
If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail.
Bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the 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 pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Dekalb County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it is really easy. First, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.
If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- First, will answer some basic questions, such as your full name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
- They will let you make a phone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get let go. Also, it might depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before you go to visitation.
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 . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.
The Dekalb County Jail phone number is: 816-449-5802
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of delivery. Clearly write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected by the jail staff, and will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Dekalb County Jail is:
Dekalb County Jail
109 W. Main Street
Maysville, MO 64469
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Dekalb County Jail
109 W. Main Street
Maysville, MO 64469
The inmate mail policy at Dekalb County Jail changes, so be sure to check the the Dekalb County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the legal system. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better.
For more detailed information on this, visit: Find an Attorney
If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?
All court records are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the DeKalb 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 an official part of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents associated with your case are kept at Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the costs from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.
The magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim. Remember you are allowed to request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
You can just visit the DeKalb County jail website, and search by:
- Their name.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the DeKalb County jail website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear 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, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is available to anyone.
Civil processes are when you are served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on both a national and state 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 this information online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the street address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records on the website, or at the DeKalb County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal history search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
When you do a criminal history search, you won’t discover if someone has had any moving violations, like:
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Any accidents.
- Other 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.
- Conditions in Dekalb County Jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Commissary and food
- Visitation Days
- Prisoner safety
- Gang activity
- Programs and activities
To find driving records, you must do a driving history search.
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On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In DeKalb County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that spending time in Dekalb County Jail is very scary, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will work 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 Dekalb 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 Dekalb 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 people in jail can change, so check the site before you send any money.
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 Dekalb County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Dekalb 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.
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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Dekalb County Jail?
If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
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