Finney County Jail – Garden City, KS

Finney County Jail is located in Finney County, Kansas and is the primary jail for this county. Know someone in Finney County Jail? This page gives you about anything you might want to know about Finney County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Finney County Jail? How to view Finney County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Finney County court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and also any tips or comments that might be beneficial to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Finney County Jail
304 N. Ninth St.
Garden City, KS 67846

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (620) 272-3756
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and want to contact them?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to search who’s in jail at Finney County Jail you need to navigate to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Finney County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can get info about anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be locked up at a different jail you can check our guide to other Kansas jails: List of all jails in Kansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Finney County Jail inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can see them at the Finney County Jail. When viewing online you will have to input the inmate’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Finney County Jail site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail 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 are are released you must agree to go to your court date, and you are not allowed to go out of town.

Usually, an inmate will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Finney County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its very simple to do. First of all, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might request to use assets as collateral.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer a number of questions, such as your full legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process may take between 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will be freed. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. 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

If you have a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will go into a Visiting log for the inmate. Every visitor is required to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to check the official 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are usually more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, 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 calls could be reduced or totally denied.

The Finney County Jail phone number is: (620) 272-3756

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Finney County Jail
304 N. Ninth St.
Garden City, KS 67846

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Finney County Jail
304 N. Ninth St.
Garden City, KS 67846


The Finney County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you review the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the legal system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Finney County court records are public records. They are comprised of a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You can access court records with the Finney County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Finney County court magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your court case. Magistrates do many different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim. Keep in mind you are able to request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you should visit the jail’s website, and search by:

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

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Finney County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information online, but you should know that you will not find the exact address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t learn if they has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Finney County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Finney County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Finney 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 Finney County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to Finney County Jail inmates could change, so it would be best to visit the the Finney County Jail website before send money to someone in jail 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Finney County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Finney 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 Finney County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to find somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Finney County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Finney County Jail Link
    Finney County Jail Inmate Search
    Finney County Jail Mugshots
    Finney County Jail Bail Link

    Finney County Jail Visitation
    Finney County Jail Mail Policy
    Finney County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Finney County Warrant Inquiry
    Finney County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Finney County Jail
    Finney County Jail Employment


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