Mitchell County Courthouse is in Mitchell County, KS and is the correctional facility for that area. Do you know someone locked up in Mitchell County Courthouse? This guide tells you all about everything one might want to know about Mitchell County Courthouse,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Mitchell County court information. And much more…
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the advice and information that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that would help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.
Mitchell County Courthouse
111 South Hersey
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and need to find out where they are?
Has someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
In order to search who’s in jail at Mitchell County Courthouse you have to click on their link and use the inmate search.
The Mitchell County Courthouse Inmate Locator has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get info on anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find the information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you are looking for might be at another jail you can check our Kansas county jail guide: Other Jails in Kansas
A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is a picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. They take one and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they will be on file at the jail.
Mugshotes of Mitchell County Courthouse prisoners can be seen on the Mitchell County Courthouse website, or you can view them at the Mitchell County Courthouse. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter the prisoner’s full name, and the booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Mitchell County Courthouse site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you are are released you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to travel out of the county.
Typically, prisoners at Mitchell County Courthouse are given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount set so you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, that person won’t get the bail money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you have 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’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its really easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.
If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.
To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process includes each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
- You have to answer some questions, like what is your full name, your address, birth date and contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
- You will get to make a telephone call so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.
Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us secrets that could help other people that get arrested to get through jail processing?
Speak Your Mind
When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
out against you, or if you have to start your sentence, you should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Mitchell County Courthouse change often, so make sure that you review the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls may be limited or forbidden completely.
The Mitchell County Courthouse phone number is:
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Mitchell County Courthouse:
Mitchell County Courthouse
111 South Hersey
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Mitchell County Courthouse
111 South Hersey
The mail policy at Mitchell County Courthouse is always changing, so it would be best to visit the the Mitchell County Courthouse website before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the legal system. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.
To read more about how to find a lawyer, click: How to Find an Attorney in Mitchell County
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the Kansas State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?
Court records are a matter of public record. They include a file containing a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.
Clerk of Court
The Mitchell County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents related to your court case are held at Mitchell County Clerk of Court office.
Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.
The magistrate is the person that rules on your case. They do many different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should request to see a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date to report to jail to do your time.
Do you want to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?
To do this, you need to query the Mitchell County jail website, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Their booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Mitchell County jail website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Mitchell County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings online, but keep in mind that you will not see the exact address, rather the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug crimes.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t find out if they has had any:
- Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Other Inmates.
- Prisoner safety
- Jail gangs
- Inmate programs and activities
To find driving records, you must do a driving records search.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you call the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people.
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On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Mitchell County,the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of getting locked up in the Mitchell County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat 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 Mitchell County Courthouse, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Mitchell County Courthouse 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 is always changing, so we suggest that you review the official website before you send any money.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Mitchell County Courthouse
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Mitchell County Courthouse, 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.
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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been an inmate at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?
If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.
What to write in your review:
Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us 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 meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to reconnect with somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.
Post a message to people still locked up at Mitchell County Courthouse
Links and Resources
Mitchell County Courthouse Visitation Policy Link
Mitchell County Courthouse Jail Mail Policy Link
Mitchell County Courthouse Inmate Search
Mitchell County Courthouse Warrant Inquiry
Mitchell County Courthouse Arrest Inquiry
Send Funds to an Inmate at Mitchell County Courthouse
Jobs at Mitchell County Courthouse