Cheyenne County Jail – Saint Francis, KS

Cheyenne County Jail is in Cheyenne County, KS and is the main jail for that area. Do you know somebody incarcerated at Cheyenne County Jail? This guide gives you about anything you might need to know about Cheyenne County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer info that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Cheyenne County Jail
212 E Washington Po Box 613
Saint Francis, KS 67756-0613

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (785) 332-8880
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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 don’t know how to find them?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Cheyenne County Jail you should navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Cheyenne County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can also find information for anyone booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find the information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for is locked up at a different jail you should check our Kansas county jail guide: List of all county jails in Kansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is a picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will be in the photos, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Cheyenne County Jail inmates can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Cheyenne County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to put in the inmate’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Cheyenne County Jail website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, a prisoner in the Cheyenne County Jail will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to jail each day after work, or you may get to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever posted your bail 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 jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Cheyenne County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s easy. To start with, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use assets as collateral.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer a number of questions, like your legal name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call so you can call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. This process will take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day. So, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will be released. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to figure out your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, you should expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so review the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (785) 332-8880

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You have to write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail is opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Cheyenne County Jail
212 E Washington Po Box 613
Saint Francis, KS 67756-0613

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cheyenne County Jail
212 E Washington Po Box 613
Saint Francis, KS 67756-0613


The mail policy at Cheyenne County Jail changes often, so be sure to visit the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Cheyenne County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the Kansas State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your court case are available at Cheyenne County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your case in court. They do many different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind that you can ask to get a copy of this report before sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you must report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Cheyenne County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but you should know that you will not see the actual address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the Cheyenne County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not learn if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Cheyenne County,the Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Cheyenne County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Cheyenne County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up at about 6am, and then roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required 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 Cheyenne 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 Cheyenne 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 money to inmates is likely to change, so we suggest that you visit the official Cheyenne County Jail site 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Cheyenne County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cheyenne 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 Cheyenne County Jail

    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:

    • 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 someone there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Write about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to say wassup to someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Cheyenne County Jail Link
    Cheyenne County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Cheyenne County Jail Mugshots
    Cheyenne County Jail Bail Link

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


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