Ray County Sheriff's Jail Inmate Search

Ray County Sheriff's Jail is a medium security jail which comes under jurisdiction of Ray County, MO. The jail is maintained and operated by sheriffs at Ray County. Offenders from the Police and City jails are transferred to the jail after the paper work is done. They usually stay in the jail, till they are sentenced, acquitted or released on bail. It houses inmate for short period of time serving less than a year jail term. Most of the inmates in Ray County Sheriff's Jail are convicted for misdemeanour offenses like drunk-and-drive, fight/assault, theft etc. It provides basic amenities to the inmates like bathroom facility, 3 times meals, education program and TV facility. It also provides work release program and other specialized services to the inmates.

Jail Name :

Ray County Sheriff's Jail

Jail Type :

County Jail


200 West 9th Street PO Box 266, Henrietta, Missouri, 64084



Postal Code:


State :

Missouri (MO)


Ray County







Prison beds:


Phone Carrier:

Encartele Inmate Calls



Ray County Sheriff's Jail Inmate Search

Q. How to find if someone is currently detained at Ray County Sheriff's Jail?

  • Ray County Sheriff's Jail maintains an online inmate roster where one can find the list of detainees. The list is updated usually once a month. To check the inmate roster please visit Ray County Sheriff's Jail Sheriff Department website. Usually the best way is to call the Henrietta police department at 816-290-5631 and enquire about the inmate directly.

Q. What if you are not able to find the inmate in Ray County Sheriff's Jail?

  • It means the inmate is transferred to nearby county jail or state prison facility or is released from jail. Check Missouri inmate search page for more details on how to search for inmate in Missouri.

Q. What are the visitation rules of Ray County Sheriff's Jail?

  • Any individual with valid government ID and who isn’t on felony probation is allowed to visit an inmate. Children below 18 years, must be accompanied by a legal guardian. For more information one can call on 816-290-5631.

Ray County Sheriff's Jail Visitation Hours:


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


The first Ray County, Missouri jail was built of wood in 1843. The second was built of stone in 1858. That jail cost $7,850. The current and third jail was built around 1899. It has been expanded and renovated over the years.

The Church of Latter Day Saints, or Mormons, had a headquarters in Missouri in the 1830s. The people of the state started persecuting them. They eventually kicked out the members of the church and arrested the leaders. One of the two jails that the leaders were kept in was the ray County jail. He escaped at first on his way to Ray County, but was caught and brought back. He was bounced between the jails, but was able to escape from the jail in Columbia. He eventually made it to Utah and kept helping the church.

In 1867, the bank in Richmond was robbed by the original James Gang. Frank James was said to be the one on horseback while the others entered the bank. James held off everyone who was trying to stop the robbery. Several people tried to get James' well trained horse to react, but could not. One of those me was Frank Griffin. He was killed during the shoot out. Frank's father was William Griffin, the jailer for the Ray County jail. William ran up and was emotionally torn because of Frank's death. William attempted to shoot James, but was also killed.

Robert Ford was arrested in 1882 for the murder of Wood Hite. Wood Hite was the cousin of Jesse and Frank James. Hite and Ford were members of the James gang. Hite and another member of the gang got into an argument while they were hiding out from the law with Ford and his brother Charles at the home of the Ford brother's sister. While the two men were fighting, Ford stepped up and shot Hite. Being afraid of Jesse James, Ford buried Hite in a shallow grave. Eventually, all of this was found out by the Sheriff. He arrested Ford. Ford told them he was a member of the James gang. He was talked into finding Jesse. That was then that he killed Jesse James by walking up behind him and shooting him. The Governor pardoned Ford. While living elsewhere, a friend of Jesse James slit Ford's throat.


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Ray County Sheriff's Jail