Norton County Jail – Norton, KS

Norton County Jail is in Norton County and is the main jail for the area. Looking for somebody locked up in Norton County Jail? This guide will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about Norton County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Norton County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give information and advice that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that could help others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Norton County Jail
101 South Kansas
Norton, KS 67654

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (785) 877-5780
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To see who’s in jail at Norton County Jail you will need to click on their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Norton County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate the information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for may be at another county jail you should check the other Kansas county jails in our Kansas County Jail Guide: Kansas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is a photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Norton County Jail prisoners can be searched online, or you can view them at the Norton County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input the prisoner’s name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Norton County Jail site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, prisoners in the Norton County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to return to jail every day after work, or you may be permitted 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 court system to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set before you can be released. If you miss court, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the Norton County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Norton County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it’s simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will usually ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released 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:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some questions, like your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental 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 be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged. Also, it depends on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate has to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell someone 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 they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring necessary items with you, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will have to provide identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Norton County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to review the official Norton County Jail jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or cut altogether.

The Norton County Jail phone number is: (785) 877-5780

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Norton County Jail:

Norton County Jail
101 South Kansas
Norton, KS 67654

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Norton County Jail
101 South Kansas
Norton, KS 67654


The Norton County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so be sure to double check the the Norton County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the court system in your county. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney in Norton County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Kansas.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are available at Norton County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Norton County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your case in court. They do many different things, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to request to get your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should query the Norton County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records online or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Keep 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 their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you can’t see the exact address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the Norton County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

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

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find out if someone has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Norton County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Norton County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following breakfast you will work 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 Norton 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 Norton 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 someone in jail at Norton County Jail can change, so check the site before you send funds to an inmate 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 Norton County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Norton 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 Norton 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 spent any time at Norton County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to get in touch with a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Norton County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Norton County Jail Website
    Norton County Jail Inmate Search
    Norton County Jail Mugshots
    Norton County Jail Bail Link

    Norton County Jail Visitation
    Norton County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Norton County Jail
    Norton County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Norton County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Norton County Jail
    Norton County Jail Jobs


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