Lewis County Jail – Monticello, MO

Lewis County Jail is in Lewis County, MO and is the main jail for the area. Are you looking for somebody in Lewis County Jail? This site will tell you all about anything related to Lewis County Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Lewis County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you information and advice that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lewis County Jail
107 South Washington Street
Monticello, MO 63457

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To see who is in jail at Lewis County Jail you should click on their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Lewis County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can get info for anybody booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find their inmate information faster if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in another county jail you can look here, too: Missouri County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Lewis County Jail inmates can be searched online, or you can see them in person at the Lewis County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in the person’s name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Lewis County Jail website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re locked up, your main thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail amount is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to leave town.

In most cases, inmates will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might get to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you are charged with. You will need to post ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually require that they use your assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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 get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any things that might help other people that get arrested make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process will take between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put in the visitors log as an approved visitor. Each visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures can change, so check the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You should print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Lewis County Jail is:

Lewis County Jail
107 South Washington Street
Monticello, MO 63457

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lewis County Jail
107 South Washington Street
Monticello, MO 63457


The Lewis County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so you should review the 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 should know you still have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system in Lewis County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Lewis County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records using the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Lewis County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your case are available at the Lewis County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will consider when decide your sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Don’t forget that you can request to receive a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you must go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

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

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the 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. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like a court order. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t find the street address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file containing a court docket and any documents filed in the case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to the Lewis County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you will not find if that person has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Lewis County,the Lewis County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Lewis County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Lewis 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 Lewis 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 might change, so we suggest that you visit the official website before send funds to someone in jail there.

    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 Lewis County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lewis 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 Lewis 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 incarcerated at Lewis County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Conditions in Lewis County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Lewis County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Lewis County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to say wassup to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

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