Harper County Jail – Anthony, KS

Harper County Jail is located in Harper County, KS and is the main correctional facility for this county. Looking for someone in jail at Harper County Jail? This site gives you information about anything you might need to know about Harper County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Harper County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and tips you need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Harper County Jail
115 E Steadman
Anthony, KS 67003

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (620) 842-5135
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To see who’s in jail at Harper County Jail you have to click on their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Harper County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can also get information on anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one might be at a different jail you should check our Kansas county jail guide: Kansas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They will take one full face and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the Harper County Jail website, or you can see them at the Harper County Jail. When viewing online you need to input the first and last name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Harper County Jail site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must promise to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

In most cases, a prisoner at Harper County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to post ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Harper County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s simple to do if you have the money. To start with, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged may take from 15 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to determine your bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, you should plan to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put into a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Harper County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so double-check the official 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 . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about 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 you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: (620) 842-5135

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Harper County Jail:

Harper County Jail
115 E Steadman
Anthony, KS 67003

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Harper County Jail
115 E Steadman
Anthony, KS 67003


The Harper County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the the Harper County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the court system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys, members of the Kansas State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a file with a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You have the ability to access court records via the website, or by going to the Harper County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Harper County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are able to ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

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

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to find the actual address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket and all documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the Harper County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

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

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not be able to find out if they has had any:

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the Harper County courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Harper County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Harper County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Harper County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Harper 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 Harper 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 funds to jail inmates could change, so you should double check 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Harper County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Harper 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 Harper 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 been a prisoner at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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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? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? 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? Need to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Harper County Jail Visitation
    Harper County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Harper County Jail Inmate Search
    Harper County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Harper County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Harper County Jail
    Harper County Jail Jobs


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