Clark County Jail – Ashland, KS

Clark County Jail is in Clark County, KS and is the primary jail for that county. Do you know someone locked up at Clark County Jail? This guide tells you all about everything a person needs to know about Clark County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Clark County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that might help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Clark County Jail
221 W 9Th Avenue
Ashland, KS 67831

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (620) 635-2802
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and don’t know how to find them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who’s in jail at Clark County Jail you need to click on their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Clark County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find the same information on anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate the information fast if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at another jail you can look here, too: Kansas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is the picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the Clark County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Clark County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in their name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot erased from the Clark County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more 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

Obviously, once you are in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, inmates in the Clark County Jail can earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will either have to return to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the Clark County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s easy if you have the money. First, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will use assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bail 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

  • Get Time Off 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 intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • 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.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Do you have any things that will help others get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process will take from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge has to decide on your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell them that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered in a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Clark County Jail are always changing, so it would be wise to visit the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (620) 635-2802

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not send a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and inspected by the staff, and the mail will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Clark County Jail:

Clark County Jail
221 W 9Th Avenue
Ashland, KS 67831

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Clark County Jail
221 W 9Th Avenue
Ashland, KS 67831


The mail policy at Clark County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you check the the Clark County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the legal system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Clark County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the Kansas State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Clark County court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents in the case. You are able to access your court case records using the internet service, or at the Clark County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your court case are available at the Clark County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, like deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you should query the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Clark County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Clark County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Clark County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings online, but keep in mind that you won’t see the actual address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Clark County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find out if that person had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Clark County,the Clark County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Clark County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Clark County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Clark 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 Clark 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 Clark County Jail inmates can change, so visit the 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Clark County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Clark 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 Clark 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 Clark County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so other people will know what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Clark County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Tell us 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 make friends in jail? Need to talk to someone from jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Clark County Jail Link
    Clark County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Clark County Jail Mugshots
    Clark County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Clark County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Clark County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Clark County Jail
    Clark County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Clark County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Clark County Jail
    Clark County Jail Jobs


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