Comanche County Jail – Coldwater, KS

Comanche County Jail is in Comanche County, KS and is the correctional facility for this county. Know somebody in Comanche County Jail? This guide gives you info about anything you might need to know about Comanche County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Comanche County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Comanche County Jail
201 S. New York
Coldwater, KS 67029

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (620) 582-2511
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and need to locate them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Comanche County Jail you will need to visit their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Comanche County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons who are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get info about anybody who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be locked up at a different jail you should check the other Kansas county jails in our Kansas County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Kansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is the photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched online, or you can view them at the Comanche County Jail. When viewing online you need to input the person’s legal name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Comanche County Jail website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to travel out of the county.

In most cases, inmates in the Comanche County Jail are given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount set in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Comanche County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it is really easy. First, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released. 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 yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman may use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Comanche County

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some questions, such as your legal name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, if not 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 so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Can you share any secrets that will help other people that get arrested to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged can take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put in a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Each visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Comanche County Jail are always changing, so double-check the 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 collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are much pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you 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 phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Comanche County Jail phone number is: (620) 582-2511

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Comanche County Jail is:

Comanche County Jail
201 S. New York
Coldwater, KS 67029

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Comanche County Jail
201 S. New York
Coldwater, KS 67029


The Comanche County Jail mail policy changes often, so visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the court system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a case file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed. You have the ability to access court records with the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your court case are available at Comanche County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Comanche County court magistrate is the person who presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to receive your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you will have to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

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

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Comanche County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not get the actual address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You can access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. Go to the Comanche County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can 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 comprehensive search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually will not find if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Comanche County,the Comanche County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Comanche County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Comanche County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Comanche 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 Comanche 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 rules for sending funds to Comanche County Jail inmates is always changing, so you should visit the site when you send funds 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Comanche County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Comanche 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 Comanche 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Write about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Comanche County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Comanche County Jail Link
    Comanche County Jail Inmate Search
    View Comanche County Jail Mugshots
    Comanche County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Comanche County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Comanche County Jail Mail Policy
    Comanche County Jail Inmate Search
    Comanche County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Comanche County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Comanche County Jail
    Comanche County Jail Employment


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