Platte County Detention Division – Platte City, MO

Platte County Detention Division is in Platte County and is the correctional facility for this area. Do you know somebody in jail at Platte County Detention Division? This guide tells you info about everything you might need to know about Platte County Detention Division,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Platte County Detention Division. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer information that you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Platte County Detention Division
415 Third St
Platte City, MO 64079

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone:
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who’s in jail at Platte County Detention Division you need to visit their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Platte County Detention Division Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find the same information about anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information faster if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one may be in another county jail you should look here, too: Other Jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photo, is the picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Platte County Detention Division. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in their full name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken off of the Platte County Detention Division site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

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

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, an inmate will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to post ten percent of the total that was set in order to be released. If you don’t go to your court appearance, that person will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the Platte County Detention Division. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s easy. To start with, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually 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 is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired 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 things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Can you share any tips that could help other people to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. In other words the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will be released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge must decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, plan to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, 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, go down to the jail, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late. Only bring approved items with you, like a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will go in a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Platte County Detention Division can change, so you should review the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep 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, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

The Platte County Detention Division phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You must write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t send a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Platte County Detention Division:

Platte County Detention Division
415 Third St
Platte City, MO 64079

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Platte County Detention Division
415 Third St
Platte City, MO 64079


The inmate mail policy at Platte County Detention Division is always changing, so you should review the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more info on how to find an attorney, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a case file containing a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

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

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your court case. They do many different things, like deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Remember that you should ask to see a copy of this report before sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to visit the Platte County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Platte County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders online, but remember that you will not be able to find the street address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the Platte County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to the Platte County 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 complete search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t find out if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Platte County,The Sheriff’s Department 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 serving a jail sentence in Platte County Detention Division is very scary, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Platte County Detention Division, 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 Platte County Detention Division 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 process for sending money to Platte County Detention Division inmates is likely to change, so it would be best to check 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 Platte County Detention Division

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Platte County Detention Division, 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 Platte County Detention Division

    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:

    • 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.

    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 locked up in this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then please write a review about it. Write down your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Conditions in Platte County Detention Division.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Platte County Detention Division

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to throw a shout out to somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

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