Barton County Jail – Great Bend, KS

Barton County Jail is located in Barton County, Kansas and is the primary jail for the county. Are you looking for someone locked up at Barton County Jail? This guide will tell you all about anything you might want to know about Barton County Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Barton County court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer info that you’ll need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that might help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Barton County Jail
1416 Kansas
Great Bend, KS 67530

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (620) 793-1876
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Barton County Jail you will have to go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Barton County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people currently in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can also find info for anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be in a different jail you will want to look here: List of all county jails in Kansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is the photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Barton County Jail inmates are online, or you can see them at the Barton County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the legal name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Barton County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, 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 incarcerated, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is determined by the magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and until then you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Usually, an inmate at Barton County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to post ten percent of the total set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Barton County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it is easy. To start with, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may use assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer some simple questions, like your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did it take? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us tips that might help other people that get arrested get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must determine your bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring required items with you, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go in the log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor must provide identification. Anyone arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you check the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are generally pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Barton County Jail phone number is: (620) 793-1876

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You must write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Barton County Jail is:

Barton County Jail
1416 Kansas
Great Bend, KS 67530

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Barton County Jail
1416 Kansas
Great Bend, KS 67530


The Barton County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so we suggest that you check the the Barton County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

For more information about this subject, click: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the Kansas State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law in Kansas.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a file containing a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed. You can access your court case records with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Barton County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Barton County magistrate is the person that rules over your case. They do different tasks, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you should visit the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Barton County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Barton County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders online, but bear in mind that you won’t find the street address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at the Barton County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not learn if someone has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Barton County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Barton County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Barton County Jail is very scary, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Barton 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 Barton 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 money to inmates changes, so be sure to visit the official Barton County Jail site when you send funds to an inmate there.

    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 Barton County Jail

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

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Barton County Jail?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Barton County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with a friend from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Barton County Jail Website
    Barton County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Barton County Jail Mugshots
    Barton County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Barton County Jail Visitation
    Barton County Jail Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Barton County Jail
    Barton County Warrant Lookup
    Barton County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Barton County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Barton County Jail Jobs


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