Harvey County Detention Center – Newton, KS

Harvey County Detention Center is located in Harvey County and is the main correctional facility for that area. Looking for someone locked up in Harvey County Detention Center? This site will tell you about anything you might need to know about Harvey County Detention Center,such as: Find an inmate at Harvey County Detention Center. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Harvey County Detention Center intake procedures. Harvey County court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give info that you’ll need to make going to jail easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that might help other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Harvey County Detention Center
120 E 7Th St
Newton, KS 67114

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 316-284-6959
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and need to locate them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to see who is in jail at Harvey County Detention Center you will have to click on their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Harvey County Detention Center Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can find the same information about anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one may be at another county jail you will want to check our Kansas county jail guide: List of all county jails in Kansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is the photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Harvey County Detention Center inmates can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Harvey County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the first and last name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Harvey County Detention Center website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and you are not permitted to leave the county.

Typically, inmates will earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to pay 10% of the amount set before you can be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the Harvey County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Harvey County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is easy. First of all, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will request to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will answer some simple questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the judge needs to determine how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late. Only bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be put in the log as an approved visitor. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Harvey County Detention Center frequently change, so you should double-check the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should 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, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Harvey County Detention Center phone number is: 316-284-6959

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail will be opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Harvey County Detention Center:

Harvey County Detention Center
120 E 7Th St
Newton, KS 67114

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Harvey County Detention Center
120 E 7Th St
Newton, KS 67114


The inmate mail policy at Harvey County Detention Center changes frequently, so be sure to visit the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the court system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find an attorney, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the Harvey County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Harvey County magistrate is the person who presides on your case. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Don’t forget that you can ask to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given 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

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, you should go to the Harvey County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Harvey County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the website, but remember that you will not be able to get the precise address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t be able to find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Harvey County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Harvey County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Harvey County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Harvey County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get used to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at 6:00AM, and then roll call. After roll call 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 Harvey County Detention Center, 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 Harvey County Detention Center 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 people in jail is always changing, so it would be best to visit the official website before send money 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 Harvey County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Harvey County Detention Center, 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 Harvey County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate at Harvey County Detention Center? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story About Harvey County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to get in touch with a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Harvey County Detention Center Website
    Harvey County Detention Center Inmate Search
    View Harvey County Detention Center Mugshots
    Harvey County Detention Center Bail Link

    Harvey County Detention Center Visitation
    Harvey County Detention Center Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Harvey County Detention Center
    Harvey County Detention Center Warrant Inquiry
    Harvey County Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Harvey County Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Harvey County Detention Center


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