Jewell County Jail – Mankato, KS

Jewell County Jail is in Jewell County and is the main correctional facility for that county. Are you looking for someone locked up in Jewell County Jail? This site will tell you all about anything related to Jewell County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Jewell County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and advice that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that could help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Jewell County Jail
217 South High Street
Mankato, KS 66956

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 785-378-3141
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Jewell County Jail you will need to navigate to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Jewell County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people who are in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can find information for anyone arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information faster if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for may be incarcerated at a different jail you should look here: Kansas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is the photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can go in person to the Jewell County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the person’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Jewell County Jail website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to leave the area.

Usually, inmates at Jewell County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay the jail every day after work, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Jewell County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might request to use your assets as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us things that might help other people that get arrested make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get out of jail. Also, it can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get 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 be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to start your sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. All visitors has to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Jewell County Jail change often, so it would be wise to review the official site before you visit an inmate.

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 . Calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, phone calls could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 785-378-3141

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail will be opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Jewell County Jail
217 South High Street
Mankato, KS 66956

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jewell County Jail
217 South High Street
Mankato, KS 66956


The mail policy at Jewell County Jail changes frequently, so we suggest that you check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the complicated court system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the Kansas State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Kansas.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a case file with a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents related to your court case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge who presides over your case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will consider when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Remember that you should request to have a copy of this report before your sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out you need to query the Jewell County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t find the actual address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and all documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at the Jewell County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

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

During a criminal records search, usually won’t learn if they has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Jewell County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, 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 Jewell County,the Jewell County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Jewell County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Jewell County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Jewell 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 Jewell County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send funds to someone in jail might change, so we suggest that you visit the the Jewell County Jail website when you send any funds.

    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 Jewell County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Jewell County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Write down your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Jewell County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to get in touch with a friend from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Jewell County Jail Link
    Jewell County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Jewell County Jail Mugshots
    Jewell County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Jewell County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Jewell County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Jewell County Jail
    Jewell County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Jewell County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Jewell County Jail
    Jewell County Jail Jobs


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