Gove County Jail – Gove, KS

Gove County Jail is located in Gove County and is the main jail for this county. Know somebody incarcerated at Gove County Jail? This guide will tell you all about everything a person needs to know about Gove County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information that you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask it, and any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Gove County Jail
Po Box 146
Gove, KS 67736

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 785-938-2250
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to see who’s in jail at Gove County Jail you will have to visit their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Gove County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information on anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate the information faster if you have their full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be in another county jail you will want to check our Kansas county jail guide: Kansas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Gove County Jail inmates can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Gove County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the person’s full name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Gove County Jail site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. You 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. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, 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

Of course, if you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is decided 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 have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

In most cases, a prisoner will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you are charged with. You will have to pay 10% of the amount set in order to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Gove County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it is very simple to do. First of all, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, 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 usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will usually use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Gove County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a telephone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate must determine how much to set your bail at. 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 date of your release, expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late to report. Just bring necessary items with you, like your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to provide information about each visitor to the jail. This information will be entered into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. All visitors is required to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Gove County Jail are always changing, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are typically pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 785-938-2250

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Gove County Jail is:

Gove County Jail
Po Box 146
Gove, KS 67736

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Gove County Jail
Po Box 146
Gove, KS 67736


The Gove County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so be sure to review the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system in Gove County. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the Gove County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Gove County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents associated with your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to see a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are 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, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody immediately, or given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, you will have to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records online or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these by going to the Gove County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as 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 or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but you should know that you won’t see the exact address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a court docket and any filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to the Gove County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

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

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

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t be able to find out if someone has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Gove County,the Gove County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Gove 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 Gove County jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm each morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Gove 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 Gove 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 people in jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you check the the Gove 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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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Gove County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Gove 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 Gove 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Gove County Jail?

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

    Things you could write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to say wassup to a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Gove County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Gove County Jail Link
    Gove County Jail Inmate Search
    Gove County Jail Mugshots
    Gove County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Gove County Jail Visitation
    Gove County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Gove County Jail
    Gove County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Gove County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Gove County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Gove County Jail Jobs


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