Johnston County Jail – Tishomingo, OK

Johnston County Jail is located in Johnston County and is the jail for the region. Looking for somebody at Johnston County Jail? This page tells you info about anything related to Johnston County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to offer information and advice that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

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Johnston County Jail
110 N Capital Ave
Tishomingo, OK 73460

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and need to contact them?

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

In order to find out who’s in jail at Johnston County Jail you will have to navigate to their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Johnston County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find information on anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information faster if you have their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be at a different jail you can check the other Oklahoma county jails in our Oklahoma County Jail Guide: Oklahoma County Jails Listing


A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is the photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side picture. Your name and booking number will be on the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the Johnston County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Johnston County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the person’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Johnston County Jail website? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal

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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you are not permitted to leave the county.

Typically, inmates will be given time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.


Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, its very simple to do. To start with, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance

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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will answer a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to use the telephone to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process may take from 15 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must report to start a sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring things that are allowed with you, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Johnston County Jail can change, so you should visit the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, phone calls might get cut back or cut altogether.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You must print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the staff, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Johnston County Jail
110 N Capital Ave
Tishomingo, OK 73460

Here is how you should address the letter:

Johnston County Jail
110 N Capital Ave
Tishomingo, OK 73460

The mail policy at Johnston County Jail changes frequently, so you should double check the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.

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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the complicated legal system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the Oklahoma State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

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 contain a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the website, or by going to the Johnston County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept at Clerk of Court.


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


The Johnston County court magistrate is the person that rules on your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.


A pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Bear in mind that you can ask to have a copy of this report before your sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.


After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.

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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

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

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the Johnston County court website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not find the street address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t find out if they has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could 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 Johnston County,the Johnston County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Johnston County jail is very scary, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Johnston 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 Johnston 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 rules for sending funds to someone in jail is always changing, so check the site when you send any money.


    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 Johnston County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Johnston 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.

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    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 spent any time in Johnston County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities

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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to find someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Say Hello to people locked up at Johnston County Jail

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