Miami County Jail – Paola, KS

Miami County Jail is located in Miami County and is the primary jail for this county. Looking for somebody locked up in Miami County Jail? This page tells you about everything related to Miami County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the info that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Miami County Jail
118 South Pearl Street
Paola, KS 66071

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 913) 294-4444
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and need to contact them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To look up who’s in jail at Miami County Jail you need to navigate to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Miami County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can get info about anyone processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information faster if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for is locked up at a different jail you should look here, too: Kansas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one full face and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Miami County Jail prisoners can be seen on the website, or you can see them at the Miami County Jail. When viewing online you will need to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Miami County Jail site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and you can’t leave the county.

Typically, inmates at Miami County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set in order to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s 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 jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it’s easy. First, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will require that they use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer a bunch of questions, like your full legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did it take? How were you treated? Do you know any things that will help others make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must decide on the bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the discharge date, plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to start your sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitors log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you double-check the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are generally 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 bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or totally denied.

The Miami County Jail phone number is: 913) 294-4444

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You must write the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read by the jail administration, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Miami County Jail is:

Miami County Jail
118 South Pearl Street
Paola, KS 66071

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Miami County Jail
118 South Pearl Street
Paola, KS 66071


The Miami County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so we suggest that you check the the Miami County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Miami County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

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. Court records have a court case file with a docket and all documents filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person who presides on your case. Magistrates do several different things, like setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to request to have your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to access the Miami County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the website or 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 you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a 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 offenders on the website, but you should know that you can’t see the precise address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to the Miami County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t find out if someone has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Miami County,the Miami County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Miami County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Miami County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Miami 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 Miami 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 rules for sending funds to inmates might change, so we suggest that you visit the site 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 Miami County Jail

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

    • 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 at Miami County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If you have, then you should write a review about it. Write down what you experienced because others will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to reconnect with somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

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

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


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