Daviess County Jail – Gallatin, MO

Daviess County Jail is in Daviess County and is the primary jail for the county. Know somebody incarcerated at Daviess County Jail? This page will tell you info about everything one might want to know about Daviess County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Daviess County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to offer information and advice that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that might help others will be appreciated.

General Information


Daviess County Jail
102 N. Main St.
Gallatin, MO 64640

Phone Number and Fax Number


Map and Directions

Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and need to find them?

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Daviess County Jail you should click on their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Daviess County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can also find the same information about anyone processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get the information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one might be in another county jail you can check our Missouri county jail guide: Other Jails in Missouri


A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is the picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the Daviess County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Daviess County Jail. When viewing online you will need to enter the name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Daviess County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to 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 see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down

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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Typically, inmates in the Daviess County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.


Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay ten percent of the total set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Daviess County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases use your assets as collateral.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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

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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Do you have any tips that might help others make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you can post bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge has to figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will go into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so double-check the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on 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 break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or totally denied.

The Daviess County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail gets opened and examined by the jail officers, and will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Daviess County Jail
102 N. Main St.
Gallatin, MO 64640

Here is how you should address the letter:

Daviess County Jail
102 N. Main St.
Gallatin, MO 64640

The inmate mail policy at Daviess County Jail can change, so it would be best to double check the official website before you send a letter.

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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the Missouri State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

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

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.


Court fees are the charges associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.


The magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates do many different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.


A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.


After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.

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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can just query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Daviess County court website or you can call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Daviess County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access this information online, but you should know that you can’t get the actual address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a docket and all documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not discover if that person has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Daviess County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Daviess County jail is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Daviess 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 Daviess 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 money to someone in jail could change, so be sure to visit the site before send funds to someone in jail there.


    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.


    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 Daviess County Jail

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


    • 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 of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your jail experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Daviess County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs

    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to reconnect with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say wassup to someone at Daviess County Jail

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