Doniphan County Jail – Troy, KS

Doniphan County Jail is located in Doniphan County and is the correctional facility for this region. Are you looking for someone in Doniphan County Jail? This site gives you info about everything you might need to know about Doniphan County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. How to view Doniphan County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Doniphan County Jail
219 S. Main St
Troy, KS 66087

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 785-985-3711
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Doniphan County Jail you have to visit their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Doniphan County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find info on anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at another county jail you can look here: List of all county jails in Kansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is a photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one and one profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the photos, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Doniphan County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken off of the Doniphan County Jail site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and until then you can’t go out of town.

Typically, prisoners will be given time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to put up ten percent of the total set in order to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Doniphan County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it is really easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – they will not take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use assets as collateral.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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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
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any things that might help others get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get discharged. It also depends on whether you have a cash bond or if the judge still needs to determine your bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, you should plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. This information will go in a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to review the official Doniphan County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely.

The Doniphan County Jail phone number is: 785-985-3711

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and examined and read by the staff, and will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Doniphan County Jail
219 S. Main St
Troy, KS 66087

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Doniphan County Jail
219 S. Main St
Troy, KS 66087


The inmate mail policy at Doniphan County Jail is always changing, so it would be best to double check the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you through the legal system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

For more information about this subject, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the Kansas State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a case file containing a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are maintained at the Doniphan County Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Doniphan County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case. They do a number of things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim. Keep in mind that you can request to get a copy of the report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get 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, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

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

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check court records on the Doniphan County court website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Doniphan County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Doniphan County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see this information on the internet, but you should know that you can’t see the precise address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if someone had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Doniphan County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Doniphan County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Doniphan County Jail is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to 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 Doniphan 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 Doniphan 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 inmates is likely to change, so be sure to visit the official Doniphan County Jail site 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Doniphan County Jail

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

    If your answer is yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions in Doniphan County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to reconnect with a person you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Doniphan County Jail Website
    Doniphan County Jail Inmate Search
    Doniphan County Jail Mugshots
    Doniphan County Jail Bail Link

    Doniphan County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Doniphan County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Doniphan County Jail
    Doniphan County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Doniphan County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Doniphan County Jail
    Doniphan County Jail Employment


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