Warren County Jail – Warrenton, MO

Warren County Jail is located in Warren County, MO and is the jail for the region. Looking for somebody locked up at Warren County Jail? This page gives you about everything you might want to know about Warren County Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to offer advice and information that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that could help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Warren County Jail
104 West Main Street
Warrenton, MO 63383

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and want to find them?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who is in jail at Warren County Jail you will need to go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Warren County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons who are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can get the same information on anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find the information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for might be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our Missouri county jail guide: Missouri Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is the picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. They will take one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Warren County Jail inmates can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Warren County Jail. When viewing online you need to input the name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

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 Warren County Jail site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are locked up, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you are required not to travel out of the county.

Typically, inmates in the Warren County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to jail every day after work, or you could be allowed to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You will need to put up ten percent of the total that was set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Warren County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, its easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman may require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released 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:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any things that might help other people make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. It also can depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the magistrate must decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, you should plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you really should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and let them know that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring necessary items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be entered into a Visiting log as an approved visitor. All visitors is required to provide proof of identification. Anyone arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Warren County Jail frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the official Warren County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on 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 every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or totally denied.

The Warren County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail gets opened and examined and read by the staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Warren County Jail
104 West Main Street
Warrenton, MO 63383

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Warren County Jail
104 West Main Street
Warrenton, MO 63383


The Warren County Jail mail policy changes often, so it would be best to review the the Warren County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you through the legal system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the Missouri State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law in Missouri.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Warren County court records are public records. Court records contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in your case. You are able to access court records with the website, or by going to the Warren County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Warren County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are held at Warren County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your court case. They do different tasks, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to get a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be immediately taken into custody, or given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you need to go to the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Warren County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Warren County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to get the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a court docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t find if that person has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Warren County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may make it easier for others.

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Warren County,the Warren County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Warren County jail is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have 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 Warren 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 Warren 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 jail inmates could change, so double check the the Warren County Jail website when you send any funds.

    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 Warren County Jail

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

    • 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

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner at Warren County Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If yes, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Warren County Jail

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