Gray County Jail – Cimarron, KS

Gray County Jail is in Gray County, KS and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Are you looking for someone locked up at Gray County Jail? This guide will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about Gray County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Gray County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the advice and information you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and also any tips or comments that might help others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Gray County Jail
300 South Main
Cimarron, KS 67835-0487

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 620-855-3916
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Gray County Jail you need to visit their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Gray County Jail Inmate List has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can also get info about anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information fast if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is the photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the Gray County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Gray County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter their name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Gray County Jail site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until that day you can’t leave the area.

Typically, an inmate will earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up 10% of the amount that was set before you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman might require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: 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
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to make a phone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. It also depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, you should expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring required items with you, like your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go in a Visiting log for the inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Gray County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so double-check the official Gray 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 with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 620-855-3916

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Gray County Jail, use this address:

Gray County Jail
300 South Main
Cimarron, KS 67835-0487

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Gray County Jail
300 South Main
Cimarron, KS 67835-0487


The Gray County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You may be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the legal system in Gray County. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They include a case file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You can access your court records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Gray County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents from your case are held at Gray County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember that you should ask to get your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you should access the Gray County jail website, and search by:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

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

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not see the precise address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t see if they has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Gray County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Gray County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Gray County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will 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 Gray 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 Gray County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send funds to someone in jail at Gray County Jail can change, so we suggest that you check the official Gray County Jail site when you send funds 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Gray County Jail

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

    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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Gray County Jail

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    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Gray County Jail Website
    Gray County Jail Inmate Search
    Gray County Jail Mugshots
    Gray County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Gray County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Gray County Jail Mail Policy
    Gray County Jail Inmate Search
    Gray County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Gray County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Gray County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Gray County Jail


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