Butler County Adult Detention Facility – El Dorado, KS

Butler County Adult Detention Facility is in Butler County, Kansas and is the primary jail for that county. Know someone incarcerated at Butler County Adult Detention Facility? This site gives you all about everything you might need to know about Butler County Adult Detention Facility,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Butler County Adult Detention Facility intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and any comments or tips that might help others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Butler County Adult Detention Facility
701 Se Stone Rd.
El Dorado, KS 67042

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 316-320-7766
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

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

In order to look up who is in jail at Butler County Adult Detention Facility you need to navigate to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Butler County Adult Detention Facility Inmate Locator has information on persons who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can find info for anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for may be in a different jail you should check our guide to other Kansas jails: Kansas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is a photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the website, or you can go in person to the Butler County Adult Detention Facility. When viewing online you will have to put in the inmate’s legal name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Butler County Adult Detention Facility website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, a prisoner will be given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total that was set so you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, that person will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it is very simple to do. First of all, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 intake procedure includes these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, will answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did it take to get processed? What was you treatment like? Can you share any secrets that might help other people to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process may take from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. It also can depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge has to determine your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell them that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you go, like a driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Butler County Adult Detention Facility are always changing, so we suggest that you visit the official Butler County Adult Detention Facility jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to 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 disciplined for an infraction, phone calls may be limited or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 316-320-7766

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You should print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and inspected by the staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Butler County Adult Detention Facility is:

Butler County Adult Detention Facility
701 Se Stone Rd.
El Dorado, KS 67042

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Butler County Adult Detention Facility
701 Se Stone Rd.
El Dorado, KS 67042


The inmate mail policy at Butler County Adult Detention Facility changes, so it would be best to check the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the Kansas State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the Butler County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Butler County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Butler County magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, you should visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these by going to the Butler County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the website, but you should know that you will not get the precise address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t learn if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story could help other people.

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Butler County,the Butler County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Butler County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Butler County Adult Detention Facility is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Butler County Adult Detention Facility, 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 Butler County Adult Detention Facility 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 inmates at Butler County Adult Detention Facility is always changing, so you should double check the site when you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Butler County Adult Detention Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Butler County Adult Detention Facility, 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 Butler County Adult Detention Facility

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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.

    Click here to tell about all about it

    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 in Butler County Adult Detention Facility? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions in Butler County Adult Detention Facility.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Butler County Adult Detention Facility

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Butler County Adult Detention Facility? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Butler County Adult Detention Facility

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

    Throw a shout out to Butler County Adult Detention Facility

    Links and Resources

    Main Butler County Adult Detention Facility Website
    Butler County Adult Detention Facility Inmate Search
    View Butler County Adult Detention Facility Mugshots
    Butler County Adult Detention Facility Bail Amount Link

    Butler County Adult Detention Facility Visitation
    Butler County Adult Detention Facility Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Butler County Adult Detention Facility
    Butler County Adult Detention Facility Warrant Inquiry Link
    Butler County Adult Detention Facility Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Butler County Adult Detention Facility
    Jobs at Butler County Adult Detention Facility


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  1. Glenda G says:

    I had a message on my home phone on 9-20-12 from the BuCo Jail. I do not know who it was, and I have a need to know if I am considering accepting the expensive collect call! I did call the 316-320-7766, but was told there is no way of finding out. At this time, I have no knowledge of a friend, family member, or a former foster child of mine (from the last eighteen years) being currently incarcerated in Butler County.

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