Greenwood County Jail – Eureka, KS

Greenwood County Jail is in Greenwood County and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Looking for somebody locked up in Greenwood County Jail? This page gives you information about anything one might want to know about Greenwood County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Greenwood County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you advice and information that you’ll need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and also any feedback or comments that could help others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Greenwood County Jail
311 N. Main Street
Eureka, KS 67045

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 620-583-5568
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and want to find out where they are?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Greenwood County Jail you will have to go to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Greenwood County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can also find info about anybody booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information faster if you enter their name, birth date, or inmate ID.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is the picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the Greenwood County Jail website, or you can see them at the Greenwood County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in the inmate’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Greenwood County Jail website? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

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

Naturally, if you are locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to go out of town.

Usually, a prisoner in the Greenwood County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the jail. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its really easy. First of all, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, 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 bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Greenwood County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, must answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • 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 released from jail.
  • They will let you use the telephone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, it can depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge has to figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and let them know that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring required items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so it would be wise to visit the official Greenwood County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Greenwood County Jail phone number is: 620-583-5568

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You must write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not send anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail is opened and read and inspected by the staff, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Greenwood County Jail:

Greenwood County Jail
311 N. Main Street
Eureka, KS 67045

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Greenwood County Jail
311 N. Main Street
Eureka, KS 67045


The Greenwood County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so we suggest that you review the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the court system in Greenwood County. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

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

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the Kansas State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents related to your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your court case. Magistrates do different tasks, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to have a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can just visit the Greenwood County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should know 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 name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not get the street address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to see if that person had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you call the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Greenwood County,the Greenwood County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Greenwood County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Greenwood County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to 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 Greenwood 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 Greenwood 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 jail inmates can change, so be sure to double check the the Greenwood County Jail website before 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Greenwood County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Greenwood 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 Greenwood 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 in Greenwood County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Greenwood County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Greenwood County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Greenwood County Jail Website
    Greenwood County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Greenwood County Jail Mugshots
    Greenwood County Jail Bail Link

    Greenwood County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Greenwood County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Greenwood County Jail Inmate Search
    Greenwood County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Greenwood County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Greenwood County Jail
    Jobs at Greenwood County Jail


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