Hamilton County Jail – Syracuse, KS

Hamilton County Jail is in Hamilton County and is the correctional facility for that area. Looking for somebody in Hamilton County Jail? This site will tell you all about anything you might need to know about Hamilton County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information and advice you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that would help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hamilton County Jail
103 West Avenue C
Syracuse, KS 67878

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 620-384-5616
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and need to find out where they are?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To look up who is in jail at Hamilton County Jail you need to click on their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Hamilton County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can get info about anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate their arrest information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for might be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to look here: List of all county jails in Kansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photo, is a picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.

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Mugshots can be found online, or you can see them in person at the Hamilton County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in their legal name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Hamilton County Jail site? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might 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 of jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave the county.

Usually, prisoners in the Hamilton County Jail will be given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day after work, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to post ten percent of the total set so you can be released. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Hamilton County Jail. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Hamilton County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Hamilton County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process can take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate must figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring allowed items when you go, like a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go into the visitors log as an authorized visitor. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will be turned away.
The Hamilton County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so you should double-check the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: 620-384-5616

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read by staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Hamilton County Jail is:

Hamilton County Jail
103 West Avenue C
Syracuse, KS 67878

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hamilton County Jail
103 West Avenue C
Syracuse, KS 67878


The Hamilton County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to visit the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find an attorney, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the Kansas State Bar Association and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Hamilton 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 court case file containing a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court records with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Hamilton County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your court case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Hamilton County magistrate is the judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrates do different functions, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can request to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you must go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to visit the Hamilton County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information online, but bear in mind that you won’t get the actual address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that includes a court docket and all 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 the Hamilton County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to see if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Hamilton County,the Hamilton County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Hamilton County Jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 money to inmates could change, so it would be best to review the official 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 and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hamilton County Jail

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

    • 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 Hamilton County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Hamilton County Jail?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Write about your experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Hamilton County Jail Website
    Hamilton County Jail Inmate Search
    Hamilton County Jail Mugshots
    Hamilton County Jail Bail Link

    Hamilton County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Hamilton County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Hamilton County Jail
    Hamilton County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Hamilton County Jail Arrests
    Hamilton County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Hamilton County Jail Jobs


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