Atchison County Jail – Rock Port, MO

Atchison County Jail is in Atchison County, MO and is the primary jail for the area. Are you looking for someone in Atchison County Jail? This page will tell you about everything a person needs to know about Atchison County Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to offer info you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that might help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Atchison County Jail
511 West Clay
Rock Port, MO 64482

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who is in jail at Atchison County Jail you will need to go to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Atchison County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get the same information on anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one might be incarcerated at a different jail you can look here: Missouri Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Atchison County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input the full name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Atchison County Jail site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail amount will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to leave town.

In most cases, an inmate in the Atchison County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the crime you are charged with. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total that was set so you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for court, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but usually, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Atchison County Jail

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You have to answer a bunch of questions, like your legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you use the telephone in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate has to determine how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail reception area, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Only bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put in a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Atchison County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so review the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and 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 break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should print the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Atchison County Jail, use this address:

Atchison County Jail
511 West Clay
Rock Port, MO 64482

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Atchison County Jail
511 West Clay
Rock Port, MO 64482


The mail policy at Atchison County Jail changes frequently, so check the official Atchison County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

To read more about this subject, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are members of the Missouri State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket and each of the documents and motions in your case. You have the ability to access court records via the internet service, or at the Atchison County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records related to your case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Atchison County court magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case. They do a number of different things, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Remember you are able to ask to get a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should query the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Atchison County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to see the actual address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to the Atchison County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not see if they has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Atchison County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Atchison County Jail is very scary, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required 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 Atchison 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 Atchison 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 inmates at Atchison County Jail changes, so be sure to visit the the Atchison County Jail 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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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Atchison County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Atchison 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 Atchison County Jail

    Requirements:

    • 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 Drivers 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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Atchison County Jail


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