Graham County Jail – Hill City, KS

Graham County Jail is in Graham County, KS and is the main jail for the region. Do you know somebody in jail at Graham County Jail? This page will tell you information about anything one might want to know about Graham County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Graham County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Graham County Jail intake procedures. Graham County court information. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask them, and also any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Graham County Jail
410 N. Pomeroy Street
Hill City, KS 67642

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 785-421-2107
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and need to contact them?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Graham County Jail you have to visit their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Graham County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can get the same information on anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can find the information quicker if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you will want to check our guide to other Kansas jails: Other Jails in Kansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They take one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found online, or you can view them at the Graham County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in their first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Graham County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are incarcerated, your main thought is when and how to get out. After booking, a bail amount is set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until then you must not travel out of the county.

In most cases, a prisoner will be given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to stay the jail every day after work, or you could be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by how serious your crime is. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order to be released. If you don’t go to court, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the Graham County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in these cases use your assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some basic questions, like your full name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes between 15 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge 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 completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if so, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring required items when you go, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put in a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies can change, so it would be wise to double-check the official Graham County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

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 . These phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone may be limited or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 785-421-2107

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. You must write the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail gets opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Graham County Jail
410 N. Pomeroy Street
Hill City, KS 67642

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Graham County Jail
410 N. Pomeroy Street
Hill City, KS 67642


The Graham County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so you should visit the official website before you send a letter.


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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 being that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Graham County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, admitted to the Kansas State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Graham County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a file containing a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or by going to the Graham County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents relating to your case are kept and available to you at Graham County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Remember that you can request to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just just visit the Graham County jail website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Graham County court website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these by contacting the Graham County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to get the street address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket and all of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at the Graham County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not learn if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Graham County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Graham County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Graham County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Graham 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 Graham 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 rules for sending funds to people in jail is always changing, so it would be best to review the official website when send funds 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 Graham County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Graham 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 Graham 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Graham County Jail

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    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to talk to someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Graham County Jail Website
    Graham County Jail Inmate Search
    View Graham County Jail Mugshots
    Graham County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Graham County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Graham County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Graham County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Graham County Warrants
    Graham County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Graham County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Graham County Jail


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