Franklin County Adult Detention Facility – Ottawa, KS

Franklin County Adult Detention Facility is in Franklin County, KS and is the main jail for that area. Know someone in jail at Franklin County Adult Detention Facility? This guide will tell you info about everything related to Franklin County Adult Detention Facility,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Franklin County Adult Detention Facility. How to view Franklin County Adult Detention Facility mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Franklin County Adult Detention Facility intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give information you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Franklin County Adult Detention Facility
305 South Main
Ottawa, KS 66067

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 785-229-1200
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to find them?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to search who is in jail at Franklin County Adult Detention Facility you will need to navigate to their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Franklin County Adult Detention Facility Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can also get the same information for anybody processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you enter their full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one may be in another county jail you can check the other Kansas county jails in our Kansas County Jail Guide: Kansas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is a photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They take one and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are online, or you can go in person to the Franklin County Adult Detention Facility. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input the first and last name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Franklin County Adult Detention Facility site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different 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 arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, a bail amount will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you must not leave the county.

Usually, inmates at Franklin County Adult Detention Facility will earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to go back to jail at the end of the day after work, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total set so you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the Franklin County Adult Detention Facility or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Franklin County Adult Detention Facility website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Franklin County Adult Detention Facility

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process may take from 15 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get released. It also depends on whether or not you have a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, and tell them that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put into a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Franklin County Adult Detention Facility can change, so you should visit the official Franklin County Adult Detention Facility jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 785-229-1200

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Franklin County Adult Detention Facility is:

Franklin County Adult Detention Facility
305 South Main
Ottawa, KS 66067

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Franklin County Adult Detention Facility
305 South Main
Ottawa, KS 66067


The Franklin County Adult Detention Facility mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you double check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘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 help you understand the complicated legal system in Franklin County. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Franklin County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the Kansas State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Kansas.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a court case file with a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed. You are able to access your court case records via the Franklin County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Franklin County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents associated with your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that will preside over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can request to get a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should access the Franklin County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Franklin County jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but remember that you won’t see 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 court docket and all of the documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not find if someone has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Franklin County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Franklin County Adult Detention Facility, 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 Franklin County Adult Detention Facility 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 inmates at Franklin County Adult Detention Facility is likely to change, so be sure to visit the official Franklin County Adult Detention Facility site before you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Franklin County Adult Detention Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Franklin County Adult Detention Facility, 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 Franklin County Adult Detention Facility

    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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

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


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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 were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? 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 make friends in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Franklin County Adult Detention Facility Link
    Franklin County Adult Detention Facility Inmate Search
    View Franklin County Adult Detention Facility Mugshots
    Franklin County Adult Detention Facility Bail Amount Link

    Franklin County Adult Detention Facility Visitation Policy Link
    Franklin County Adult Detention Facility Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Franklin County Adult Detention Facility
    Franklin County Adult Detention Facility Warrant Inquiry
    Franklin County Adult Detention Facility Arrests
    Franklin County Adult Detention Facility Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Franklin County Adult Detention Facility


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