Cloud County Jail – Concordia, KS

Cloud County Jail is located in Cloud County, Kansas and is the correctional facility for the county. Looking for someone in jail at Cloud County Jail? This page tells you about everything a person needs to know about Cloud County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Cloud County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Cloud County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you advice and information that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a question, just 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

Cloud County Jail
103 W 9Th
Concordia, KS 66901

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 785-243-3636
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

To see who is in jail at Cloud County Jail you have to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Cloud County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get the same information for anybody processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one is at another jail you should check our guide to other Kansas jails: Other Jails in Kansas


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the Cloud County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Cloud County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the first and last name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Cloud County Jail site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is public record. You have 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.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and you must not leave the county.

Usually, prisoners at Cloud County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Cloud County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will usually use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Cloud County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer some basic questions, like your legal name, your address, birth date and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the telephone in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? What was you treatment like? Do you know any things that could help other people to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes from 30 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you have a cash bond or if the judge has to figure out the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and let them know that believe that there could be an outstanding 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 you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring required items with you, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the visitation log as an authorized visitor. All visitors will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies can change, so you should check the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Cloud County Jail phone number is: 785-243-3636

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and inspected by staff, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Cloud County Jail
103 W 9Th
Concordia, KS 66901

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cloud County Jail
103 W 9Th
Concordia, KS 66901


The mail policy at Cloud County Jail can change, so check the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are admitted to the Kansas State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law in Kansas.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records include a court case file with a docket and all documents that have been filed in the case. You are able to access court records using the Cloud County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Cloud County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents associated with your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, which include 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

The Cloud County court magistrate is the person that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to get your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and 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 could receive a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you need to visit the jail’s website, and search by:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Cloud County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Cloud County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to see the exact address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to the Cloud County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t be able to find out if they had:

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people look up 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 maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cloud County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Cloud County Jail is very scary, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Cloud 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 Cloud 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 someone in jail at Cloud County Jail can change, so we suggest that you visit the the Cloud County Jail website before you send any money.

    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 Cloud County Jail

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

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Cloud County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to find a person you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Cloud County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Cloud County Jail Link
    Cloud County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Cloud County Jail Mugshots
    Cloud County Jail Bail Link

    Cloud County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Cloud County Jail Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Cloud County Jail
    Cloud County Warrant Inquiry
    Cloud County Jail Arrests
    Cloud County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Cloud County Jail


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