Chase County Jail – Cottonwood Falls, KS

Chase County Jail is in Chase County and is the primary jail for the county. Do you know someone locked up in Chase County Jail? This site gives you information about everything a person needs to know about Chase County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Chase County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Chase County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Chase County Jail
201 Walnut Street
Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 620-273-6313
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and want to locate them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To search who is in jail at Chase County Jail you will need to navigate to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Chase County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find the same information for anyone booked or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for may be at another county jail you should look here, too: Kansas County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is a photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Chase County Jail inmates can be seen on the website, or you can view them at the Chase County Jail. When viewing online you will have to enter the person’s legal name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Chase County Jail site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail amount will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to go to your court date, and you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, an inmate at Chase County Jail are given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, that person will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Chase County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it is really easy if you have the money. First, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on 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. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to make a telephone call so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. This process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get released. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate must figure out how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring approved items when you go, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so double-check the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep 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, phone calls might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Chase County Jail phone number is: 620-273-6313

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Chase County Jail:

Chase County Jail
201 Walnut Street
Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Chase County Jail
201 Walnut Street
Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845


The Chase County Jail mail policy can change, so we suggest that you visit the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records include a court case file containing a docket and all documents that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Chase County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records relating to your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Remember you are able to ask to get a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants on the Chase County court website or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Chase County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you won’t find the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file containing a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Chase County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Chase County,the Chase County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Chase County Jail is very scary, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you. Expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work 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 Chase 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 Chase 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 process for sending funds to inmates at Chase County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the official website when you send money 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 Chase County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Chase 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 Chase 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 been a prisoner in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to find someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Chase County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Chase County Jail Website
    Chase County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Chase County Jail Mugshots
    Chase County Jail Bail Link

    Chase County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Chase County Jail Mail Policy
    Chase County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Chase County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Chase County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Chase County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Chase County Jail Jobs


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