Morris County Jail – Council Grove, KS

Morris County Jail is located in Morris County, KS and is the jail for that area. Do you know someone locked up at Morris County Jail? This page will tell you all about everything you might need to know about Morris County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give information and tips that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Morris County Jail
501 W Main Street
Council Grove, KS 66846

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and want to locate them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Morris County Jail you will have to navigate to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Morris County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can also find the same information for anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their arrest information faster if you have the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for might be at a different jail you should look here: Kansas Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is the photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they are stored.

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Mugshots are online, or you can go in person to the Morris County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input the name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken off of the Morris County Jail site? This is difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail amount will be decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners at Morris County Jail can earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay all depends on how serious your crime is. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the Morris County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, 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 might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will usually request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off 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 includes the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge has to figure out how much to set your bail at. 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 release date, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake area, and let them know that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

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 much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep 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, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

The Morris County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read by the staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Morris County Jail
501 W Main Street
Council Grove, KS 66846

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Morris County Jail
501 W Main Street
Council Grove, KS 66846


The inmate mail policy at Morris County Jail is always changing, so you should double check the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system in Morris County. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Morris County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the Kansas State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a court case file containing a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Morris County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records associated with your court case are maintained at the Morris County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Morris County court magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to receive your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

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

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by contacting the Morris County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but remember that you won’t get the exact address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to the Morris County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to see if they has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Morris County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Morris County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Morris County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon settle into the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to 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 Morris 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 Morris 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 money to inmates is likely to change, so you should review the the Morris County Jail website when you send money 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 Morris County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Morris 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 Morris 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 an inmate in Morris County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Morris County Jail?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Write about your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Write your message below.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Morris County Jail

    Links and Resources

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

    Morris County Jail Visitation
    Morris County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Morris County Jail Inmate Search
    Morris County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Morris County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Morris County Jail
    Morris County Jail Employment


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