Crawford County Jail – Girard, KS

Crawford County Jail is in Crawford County and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Looking for someone incarcerated at Crawford County Jail? This page gives you info about everything you might need to know about Crawford County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Crawford County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Crawford County Jail
225 N. Enterprise Drive
Girard, KS 66743

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 620-724-8274
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to see who’s in jail at Crawford County Jail you have to navigate to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Crawford County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested, including custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can find information on anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one is at another county jail you should look here, too: List of all jails in Kansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed online, or you can see them at the Crawford County Jail. When viewing online you need to input the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Crawford County Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re incarcerated, your main thought is when and how to get out. After booking, bail will be decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

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

Usually, prisoners at Crawford County Jail will earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will need 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 won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it’s simple to do if you have the money. 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 a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released 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 process takes you through each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged takes from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you have a cash bond or if a judge must determine how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Crawford County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so check the official Crawford County Jail jail 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 collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Crawford County Jail phone number is: 620-724-8274

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must write the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t send a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail will be opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Crawford County Jail
225 N. Enterprise Drive
Girard, KS 66743

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Crawford County Jail
225 N. Enterprise Drive
Girard, KS 66743


The mail policy at Crawford County Jail changes frequently, so it would be best to visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have 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 family member to find an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the complicated court system. The quicker you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Crawford County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the Kansas State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

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 include a file with a docket and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You can access your court case records with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents from your court case are held at Crawford County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Crawford County court magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case. Magistrate judges do different functions, like setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings 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 and history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. 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 jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out just query the Crawford County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the Crawford County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Crawford County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by going to the Crawford County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered 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 can access these offenders online, but remember that you won’t get the street address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t see if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.

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

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Crawford County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will work 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 Crawford 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 Crawford 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 procedure to send money to inmates can change, so you should review the official Crawford County Jail site when you send money to an inmate there.

    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 Crawford County Jail

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

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write about your experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? 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 meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Crawford County Jail Website
    Crawford County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Crawford County Jail Mugshots
    Crawford County Jail Bail Link

    Crawford County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Crawford County Jail Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Crawford County Jail
    Crawford County Warrants
    Crawford County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Crawford County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Crawford County Jail Employment


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