Jackson County Jail – Altus, OK

Jackson County Jail is in Jackson County, Oklahoma and is the main jail for this area. Know someone locked up in Jackson County Jail? This page will tell you all about anything you might want to know about Jackson County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Jackson County Jail? How to view Jackson County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Jackson County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you information and advice you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that would help other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Jackson County Jail
100 North Hudson Street
Altus, OK 73521

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and want to find out where they are?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To find out who’s in jail at Jackson County Jail you will have to navigate to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Jackson County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find the same information for anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be in another jail you can check our guide to other Oklahoma jails: Oklahoma County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will be in the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Jackson County Jail prisoners can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Jackson County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input the inmate’s name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot erased from the Jackson County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After booking, bail will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners in the Jackson County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will either have to return to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it is really easy. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will usually use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID 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.
  • You will get to make a phone call in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to decide on your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a discharge date, plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring required items when you go, such as your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide information about each visitor to the jail. This information will be put into the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Jackson County Jail are always changing, so visit 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are much more costly than regular phone calls. 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 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, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Jackson County Jail:

Jackson County Jail
100 North Hudson Street
Altus, OK 73521

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jackson County Jail
100 North Hudson Street
Altus, OK 73521


The Jackson County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so be sure to check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the court system in Jackson County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file with a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the Jackson County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Jackson County court magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are able to ask to receive your own copy of the report before your sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you will have to access the Jackson County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Jackson County court website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be 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 registered sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders online, but remember that you won’t see the street address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any documents filed in your case. You can access your court records online, or at the Jackson County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t discover if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Jackson County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Jackson County,the Jackson County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Jackson County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will settle into the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and then roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 process for sending funds to Jackson County Jail inmates can change, so be sure 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 Jackson County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jackson 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 Jackson 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:

    • 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 have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then you should tell us about it. Write about your experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to reconnect with somebody you met when you were locked up? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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