Meade County Jail – Meade, KS

Meade County Jail is in Meade County and is the main jail for that county. Looking for someone in jail at Meade County Jail? This guide tells you about anything you might need to know about Meade County Jail,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that would help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Meade County Jail
Po Box 487
Meade, KS 67864

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 620-873-8765
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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 want to contact them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To see who is in jail at Meade County Jail you should navigate to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Meade County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get the same information about anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for is at another county jail you will want to check our Kansas county jail guide: Kansas Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the website, or you can go in person to the Meade County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in their name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Meade County Jail site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to show up for court, and until that date you are not allowed to leave the county.

Typically, inmates can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to pay 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to get out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will not 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. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Meade County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

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

Have you ever had to use 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 it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You must answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the phone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any secrets that will help other people that get arrested to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring required items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go in a Visiting log for the inmate. All visitors must provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to visit the 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 generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely.

The Meade County Jail phone number is: 620-873-8765

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must 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. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected by the jail staff, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Meade County Jail is:

Meade County Jail
Po Box 487
Meade, KS 67864

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Meade County Jail
Po Box 487
Meade, KS 67864


The mail policy at Meade County Jail changes, so we suggest that you double check the the Meade County Jail website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the criminal justice system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

To read more about this, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Meade County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records related to your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Meade County court magistrate is the person who presides over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to get your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you must go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you will have to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Meade County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t see the street address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Meade County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you won’t find out if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Meade County,the Meade County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Meade County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Meade County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Meade 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 Meade 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 might change, so you should visit the official website when 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 Meade County Jail

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

    • 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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Meade County Jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down what you experienced because others will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Meade County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • 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 end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Meade County Jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with someone you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Meade County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Meade County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Meade County Jail Inmate Search
    Meade County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Meade County Jail Arrests
    Meade County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Meade County Jail


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