Mcpherson County Jail – McPherson, KS

Mcpherson County Jail is located in McPherson County, Kansas and is the correctional facility for the county. Looking for someone incarcerated at Mcpherson County Jail? This site tells you information about everything you might need to know about Mcpherson County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Mcpherson County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer information that you’ll need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and also any tips or comments that would be beneficial to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Mcpherson County Jail
117 N. Maple
McPherson, KS 67460

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (620) 245-1240
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to find them?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Mcpherson County Jail you need to visit their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Mcpherson County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get the same information on anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information faster if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member may be at another county jail you should look here: Other County Jails in Kansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is a picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

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Mugshotes of Mcpherson County Jail prisoners can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Mcpherson County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to input their name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Mcpherson County Jail site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, 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

Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to leave town.

In most cases, a prisoner can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is determined by how serious your charges are. You will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money 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 jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First of all, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman may require that they use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, it might depend on whether you have a cash bond or if a judge must decide on your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to get 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, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, and let them know that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, 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 to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go, like a driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be put in the log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
The Mcpherson County Jail visitation procedures change often, so you should visit the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (620) 245-1240

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. Clearly write or type the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and examined and read by the staff, and will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Mcpherson County Jail, use this address:

Mcpherson County Jail
117 N. Maple
McPherson, KS 67460

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Mcpherson County Jail
117 N. Maple
McPherson, KS 67460


The Mcpherson County Jail mail policy can change, so we suggest that you double check the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the Kansas State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

McPherson County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court case records with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The McPherson County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The McPherson County magistrate is the person that will preside over your court case. They do different functions, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to have your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to 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?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should query the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the McPherson County jail website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the McPherson County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the McPherson County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but remember that you can’t get the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket and all of the documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to the McPherson County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to find out if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In McPherson County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    McPherson County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the McPherson County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Mcpherson 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 Mcpherson 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 at Mcpherson County Jail might change, so it would be best to review the site when you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Mcpherson County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Mcpherson 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 Mcpherson 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 locked up in Mcpherson County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Mcpherson County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Mcpherson County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to reconnect with someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Post a message to people locked up at Mcpherson County Jail

    Links and Resources

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

    Mcpherson County Jail Visitation
    Mcpherson County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Mcpherson County Jail
    McPherson County Warrants
    Mcpherson County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Mcpherson County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Mcpherson County Jail


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