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Benton County Jail Information
174 West Washington Street
Warsaw, MO 65355
Phone: (660) 438-5252
The Benton County Jail is located at 174 West Washington Street in Warsaw, MO and is a medium security county jail operated by the Benton County Sheriff’s Department.This page tells you all the information about everything a person needs to know about the Benton County Jail, like how to locate an inmate, the jail’s phone number and address, booking and intake procedures, how to find your court records, and lots more.
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The goal of this guide is to give info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that would help other people in the same situation will be welcome.
Benton County Jail Inmate Search
Do you know someone in jail and want to locate them? Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to look up who is in jail at the Benton County Jail you should use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Benton County Jail Inmate Search is a roster of people who have been arrested, which includes custody status, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get info about anyone booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information fast if you have the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
Benton County Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Benton County Jail takes you through the following steps:
You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
The first step is that you have to answer some basic questions, like your full name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact, and also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
You will be allowed to use the phone so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.
When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process may take from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.
Benton County Jail Visitation
Inmates have to provide each visitor’s name to the Benton County Jail in advance. Your visitors will go in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Benton County Jail can change, so we suggest that you call the facility at (660) 438-5252 before you go to visitation.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
Before you can visit an inmate at the Benton County Jail you must have your name on this person’s visitation list.
Be sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No phones are allowed at Benton County Jail, and you will be searched. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anybody probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer prior to a visit. This kind of visitation is not approved.
If the visitor is under the age of 18 is related to the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If a visitor is younger than 18 years old and is not related to the inmate, this visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Benton County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Benton County Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at the Benton County Jail is:
Benton County Jail
174 West Washington Street
Warsaw, MO 65355
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Benton County Jail
174 West Washington Street
Warsaw, MO 65355
The mail policy at the Benton County Jail changes, so it would be best to review the the Benton County Jail website when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Benton County Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Benton County Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the Benton County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Benton County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is freely available.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file containing a docket and any of the documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records online, or at the Benton County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state entirely, 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 crimes, which include, drug Possession of drug trafficking, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send money to Benton County Jail inmates is likely to change, so it would be best to review the Benton County Jail site before you send money to an inmate.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Benton County Jail
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.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Benton County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (660) 438-5252 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Benton County Jail store. Inmates can purchase different things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Keep in mind that you will most likely need to buy things from the commissary every day, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell a selection of different products that the inmate can buy if they have sufficient funds in their account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to personal hygiene products like soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from the Benton County Jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated altogether.
Phone Number: (660) 438-5252
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have exclusive contracts at each facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The money these phone service providers make from all phone calls that inmates make are split with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Benton County Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three things will determine how much an inmate phone call will cost: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails learning how to decrease your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you a lot of money on inmate phone calls. In some cases, we will not be able to save you any money, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the facility has set their phone call rates so high that nobody can save you money.
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