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Christian County MO Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: November 16, 2022
Address
110 W Elm St, Ozark, MO 65721
Beds
96
County
Christian
Phone
417-582-5330
Fax
417-582-0478
Email
bgillman@christiancountysheriff.net

Christian County MO Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

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Christian County MO Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 417-582-5330

The Christian County MO Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 110 W Elm St Ozark, MO which is operated locally by the Christian County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Christian County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Ozark Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

INCOMING MAIL:

  • The postage stamps will either be blackened by a grease pencil or removed to prevent bleaching or re-use.
  • Mail received from another Jail and/or Penal Institution will be returned to the sender unless special approval has been granted by the Jail Captain or his designee.
  • Mail will be opened and inspected for contraband articles that might be enclosed. The only exception to this is correspondence form Attorneys, Judges, or Congressmen which will be opened and inspected by an Officer in the presence of the Prisoner.
  • Mail containing letters from a third party will be returned to the sender. If the third party letter is from a Prisoner from the Christian County Jail or other Penal Institution, no mail will be allowed to be sent to or received from the person sending the third party letter.
  • All negotiable instruments received through the mail will not be accepted into the Jail. Instead the packages will be refused and returned to the sender. No Christmas or birthday packages will be accepted.
  • Mail received for Prisoners who have been released from custody will be returned to sender. The Jail will not hold mail for you after you have been released.
  • Any incoming mail containing items of contraband will be returned to sender.
  • All incoming mail must have a proper return address (First and last name) on the envelope.

NOTE: You are allowed a total of 10 letters and/or cards. The total amount will not exceed 10 and total picture limits will not exceed 5 unless the Prisoner has a photo album. All amounts above these limits will be mailed out at the Prisoners cost or disposed of.

MAIL LIMITATION:

Mail will not be delivered on the weekends.

Letters that contain the following items will be returned to the sender:

  • Stamps and/or envelopes
  • Hair, foreign substance and/or scent (powder or liquid)
  • Photographs larger than 5X7 inches, or Polaroid photographs, computer photos
  • Pornographic material
  • Greeting cards that are larger than 6X9 inches, glued backs or musical cards, and cards that contain glitter
  • Any plastic or laminated material
  • Any paper that is glued, taped or stapled, and/or stickers
  • Any food, candy or gum
  • Reproduction of books, articles, or web sights
  • Mail from another Penal Institution
  • Books, magazines or pamphlets not mailed from the publisher
  • Personal checks
  • Publications that violate the U.S. Postal regulations or advocate violence or rebellion against any governmental authority
  • Publications which depict the use or manufacture of firearms, explosives, or other weapons
  • Publications which contain self-defense tactics, locksmith instructions, or escape techniques

NOTE: Pornographic photographs are not allowed. Exchanges of photographs in the Prisoner’s possession with those in his or her property will not be allowed.

A. CARDS– May be no larger than 6X9 inches in size, non-pornographic, non-padded, and non-musical. Additionally, cards that have been folded over and glued together, whether by the manufacturer or sender, are not allowed. Cards, like photographs, are not to be affixed to the walls or furniture. Violations will result in the confiscation of the cards. Excessive amounts of cards (5 or more) will be mailed out by the Prisoner or you will be required to dispose of all cards over this amount.

B. MAGAZINES– Are accepted only when it is on a subscription basis and is mailed directly from the publisher. They will be given to the Prisoner on an exchange basis only. The Prisoner will have to surrender the previous issue of the magazine prior to receiving the new issue. Magazines will be stored in property bins. After the Prisoner has surrendered the previous issue it will be placed in the Prisoner property or may be destroyed at the Prisoner’s request. No pornographic magazines will be accepted. Note: only one magazine subscription at a time.

C. NEWSPAPERS– are accepted only on a subscription basis mailed directly from the publisher. They may be given to the Prisoner on an exchange basis only. The Prisoner must surrender the previous issue before receiving the new issue. Prisoners subscribing to a 7 day a week newspaper results in the receipt of 3 papers on Monday. They will be required to surrender 3 newspapers on Tuesday prior to receiving a new issue on Tuesday. Accumulation of newspapers in the cell block areas will not be allowed. Following the exchange, the old newspaper will be disposed of. Note: only one newspaper subscription at a time.

D. BOOKS– Are accepted only if they are soft back books and that are mailed directly from the publisher. You may only have 3 books at a time in your cell. If you receive a new book and you already have 3 in your cell, you will be required to surrender one book to receive the new one. Excess books will be placed in the Prisoners property bin. If the Prisoners property bin becomes too full, the Prisoner will be required to release property or dispose of some, as we are not a storage building.

E. Magazines– Any magazines, newspapers, or books found in the possession of a Prisoner other than the Prisoner who has subscribed or ordered will be considered contraband and will be confiscated.

Pornographic material will not be accepted under any circumstances.

NOTE: The U.S. Postal Service will not return magazines and newspapers to the sender in the absence of the Prisoner. It is entirely the responsibility of the Prisoner to notify the publisher of his or her change of address or desire to cancel the subscription. The Jail will not be responsible whatsoever for a former Prisoner’s loss due to the Prisoner’s failure to notify a publisher of his/her release from our custody.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TRANSFER

DOC TRANSFER NOTIFICATION:

A. Prisoners sentenced to the Department of Corrections (DOC) will need to notify friends/family to pick up their personal property. No notification will be made to the Prisoner prior to transport.

B. No property will be held for friends/family to pick-up at a later time. If it is not released prior to your being transported, it will remain here for 30 days and then be disposed of.

C. Once you are sentenced, it is Your Responsibility to Release Your Property. You will receive no notification of when you will be transported. You will receive no notification from Jail Staff that you need to release your property.

NOTE: Property will not be held at the Jail for release to family/significant others after you are gone longer than 30 days. All property will be transported with you. Any property that is still here after 30 days will be disposed of.

Inmate Locator

Christian County MO Jail publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Missouri. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Christian County MO Jail and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 417-582-5330.

Registration

  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Christian County MO Jail - Visitation

Required Dress Code, On sight and from remote locations.

Clothing should not be tight, transparent or revealing. It should not display gang, racial, inappropriate or inflammatory language or symbols. Skirts, dresses, and shorts may be no shorter than two inches above the top of the kneecap. Wrap-around or slit skirts or dresses are not permitted. Holes or slits are not permitted in pants. Shirts, blouses, and tops must cover the chest and stomach and have sleeves that cover the shoulders, without display of cleavage or midriff. Appropriate undergarments and shoes must be worn at all times. No headwear is allowed except for verified religious.

Restrictions on Visiting Privileges

Visiting an inmate is a privilege that can be limited or suspended. Failure to follow visiting rules, such as unacceptable language, improper dress, presenting risk to the safety and security of the facility, staff, offenders or visitors, participation in illegal activities and/or violations of Missouri law, may result in having visiting privileges suspended, being barred from the facility, or being placed on non-contact visiting status. If visiting sanctions are imposed on a visitor, you may appeal visiting restrictions in writing to the Captain of Corrections at 110 West Elm, rm70 Ozark Mo 65721.

Allowed Items at Visit

Gum, wallets, purses, cell phones, food, drinks, and other items may not be brought to visits. Missouri State Statute 217.360 states that it is a criminal offense for any individual entering a correctional facility to bring in drugs, alcoholic beverages, any article an offender is not permitted to possess or firearm that may be used to endanger the safety and security of the facility, staff or other offenders. Doing so may be a felony and can carry a punishment of up to 15 years in prison. It is important to remember that when visiting you are required to abide by the facility rules and regulations. When you enter prison grounds, you, your packages, your children and your vehicle are subject to search. It is requested you bring only necessary items and secure the rest in your vehicle.

When you bring a small infant or child, it is important that you maintain direct control of your children at all times to ensure their safety and to prevent interruption of other visits. If children are unruly or disruptive, the visit may be terminated.

Visitation hours for attorney and clients

Monday through Friday

  • 8:30am – 11:30am
  • 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Monday through Friday*

  • 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Saturday and Sunday*

  • 8:30am – 11:30am
  • 1:00pm – 4:30pm
  • 7:00pm – 10:00pm

*With permission and scheduling through the Captain or Lieutenant of the jail, you may visit after hours and weekends.

Attorney Visits will primarily be conducted on the second floor, behind Judge Johnson’s Courtroom in the hallway visitation rooms. Two rooms have been cleared of all items except for chairs and a desk.

  • Inmates will be escorted to the room when called and secured to a bull ring in the wall.
  • Securing the inmate is a security protocol for the safety and security of the facility and all persons in the facility.

To be permitted a visit with your client in one of the visiting rooms you must:

  1. Enter the Judicial Building at the front door and announce to the Campus Security Deputies your intentions and whom you wish to visit.
  2. The Campus Security Deputy will escort you to one of the visitation rooms if they are not being used.
    • You may have to wait for a room to become available if other attorneys are using them.
    • In the event both attorney-client visitation rooms are occupied you may ask to use the public visitation room.
      • This room is located on the west side of the Judicial Building across from the VFW.
      • This will be a non-contact visit, using a phone and looking through a glass window.
      • There will be no way to pass paperwork to your client.
      • Only to be used when an officer from the jail is available to assist you.
      • To use this room, you must contact the jail by phone and or at the front window.
  • When the jail is busy, and this room cannot be used, the booking area in the jail has one room set up for visitation.
  • You can either visit through the glass using the phone or you may come into the facility to have face to face with your client.
  • The booking room visitation room is small and may not be suited for all visits.
  • This room will be on a first come first served basis.

If you wish to receive a phone call from your client, you may call and leave a message with the booking desk. Your message should consist only of your phone number and name.

  • Your client will be escorted to the booking desk and will contact you by using a non-recorded line at the booking desk.
  • This is not a secluded area, and there will be other inmates and officers in the area during the phone call.

Security Measures:

  • The Christian County Jail is a lockdown facility.
  • If emergencies arise, you may be asked to leave and or have your visit cancelled.
  • You and any property brought into the facility is subject to search and seizure.
  • Inmates are not permitted to receive any items other than legal material. All paper clips and staples must be removed.

Lock Down Procedures: During lockdown procedures; all attorneys will be asked to end the visit and leave the building.

Electronic Devices: No cell phones or electronic devices will be permitted into any visitation room unless used for the purpose of the visit.

Prohibited Items: There will never be any weapons, knives, fingernail files, fingernail clippers, mace or any other items used as a weapon permitted into the facility. Further items not allowed into the facility are chewing gum, tobacco products, and lighters.

Photography: Photographs of the facility are strictly forbidden and a security violation. If you have been found of taking photographs in/of the facility, your phone may be confiscated, and your further access denied.

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