Ellsworth County Jail is located in Ellsworth County and is the correctional facility for this area. Are you looking for someone at Ellsworth County Jail? This site tells you info about anything a person needs to know about Ellsworth County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Ellsworth County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Ellsworth County court information. And much much more…
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to offer info that you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.
Ellsworth County Jail
212 North Kansas
Ellsworth, KS 67439
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Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to find out where they are?
Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to see who’s in jail at Ellsworth County Jail you need to go to their web site and do an inmate search.
The Ellsworth County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get the same information for anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information faster if you have their name, birth date, or arrest number.
If your friend or family member could possibly be at another county jail you will want to check the other Kansas county jails in our Kansas County Jail Guide: Kansas County Jails
A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is a picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and one profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re stored.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Ellsworth County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in the person’s legal name, and an arrest date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Ellsworth County Jail site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to leave town.
In most cases, an inmate will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to pay ten percent of the total set so you can be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Ellsworth County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Ellsworth County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it’s really easy. To start with, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.
If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Ellsworth County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- First, must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
- You will be issued an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
- You will get to make a phone call in order to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process takes from 15 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get let go. It also might depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the magistrate has to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell someone that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring required items with you, for example your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.
The inmate must give each visitor’s name to the jail. This information will be entered in a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Ellsworth County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you double-check the official Ellsworth County Jail jail site before you go.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely.
The Ellsworth County Jail phone number is: 785-472-4416
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and the mail will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Ellsworth County Jail, use this address:
Ellsworth County Jail
212 North Kansas
Ellsworth, KS 67439
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Ellsworth County Jail
212 North Kansas
Ellsworth, KS 67439
The Ellsworth County Jail mail policy changes often, so be sure to review the the Ellsworth County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.
For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Ellsworth County
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are members of the Kansas State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?
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 case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents in the case. You can access your court case records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records from your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the costs from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.
The magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you should ask to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Do you need to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?
To do this, you should go to the jail’s website, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Ellsworth County jail website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.
Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Ellsworth County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t get the actual address, rather the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket and all documents filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Ellsworth County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
During a criminal records search, you won’t be able to see if they has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Speeding or wreckless driving.
- Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
- Guards and jail staff
- Food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner safety
- Programs and activities
To find driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Ellsworth County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments could make it easier for others.
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Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Ellsworth County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Ellsworth County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that spending time in Ellsworth County Jail is very scary, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Ellsworth County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Ellsworth 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 Ellsworth County Jail inmates can change, so we suggest that you review the site before you send any funds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Ellsworth County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Ellsworth 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.
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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been locked up in this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Ellsworth County Jail?
If yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others will know what to expect.
Things you could put in the review:
Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?
Speak Your Mind
Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.
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Links and Resources
Ellsworth County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Ellsworth County Jail Mail Policy
Ellsworth County Jail Inmate Search
Ellsworth County Warrant Lookup
Ellsworth County Jail Arrests
Send Money to an Inmate at Ellsworth County Jail
Jobs at Ellsworth County Jail