Coffey County Jail – Burlington, KS

Coffey County Jail is in Coffey County and is the correctional facility for this region. Know someone in Coffey County Jail? This site gives you information about anything one might want to know about Coffey County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Coffey County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Coffey County Jail
605 Neosho Street Po Box 226
Burlington, KS 66839

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (620) 364-3199
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to locate them?

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

In order to find out who’s in jail at Coffey County Jail you need to click on their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Coffey County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who are in jail, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can find information about anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can find the information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be in a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Kansas jails: Other County Jails in Kansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched online, or you can view them at the Coffey County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the inmate’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Coffey County Jail website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the many different 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’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might 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 you must promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you can’t leave the area.

In most cases, prisoners will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can bail out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it’s easy. To start with, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Coffey County Jail

Have you ever used a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, 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
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, must answer a bunch of questions, like your full legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the phone 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, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any tips that could help other people that get arrested make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process may take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get released. It also might depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge must determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, you should plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and let them know that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if so, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late. Just bring approved items with you, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. All visitors will have to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Coffey County Jail visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you double-check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are usually more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, phone calls may be limited or cut altogether.

The Coffey County Jail phone number is: (620) 364-3199

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read and inspected by the staff, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Coffey County Jail
605 Neosho Street Po Box 226
Burlington, KS 66839

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Coffey County Jail
605 Neosho Street Po Box 226
Burlington, KS 66839


The mail policy changes often, so visit the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the legal system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more information on this, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Coffey County 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 are comprised of a court case file containing a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed. You are able to access your court records using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Coffey County magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case. Magistrates do several different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Coffey County court website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Coffey County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access this information online, but you should know that you won’t find the exact address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket and any documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records on the website, or at the Coffey County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

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

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Coffey County,the Coffey County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Coffey County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Coffey 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 Coffey 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 someone in jail at Coffey County Jail is always changing, so check the the Coffey County Jail 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 Coffey County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Coffey 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 Coffey 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 an inmate in Coffey County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Coffey County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Coffey County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with a friend from jail? Write your message below.

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

    Links and Resources

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

    Coffey County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Coffey County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Coffey County Jail
    Coffey County Warrant Inquiry
    Coffey County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Coffey County Jail
    Jobs at Coffey County Jail


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  1. ernesto says:

    family is with you bro, hang in there, from neto..

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