Rawlins County Jail – Atwood, KS

Rawlins County Jail is in Rawlins County, Kansas and is the main correctional facility for the region. Looking for someone in Rawlins County Jail? This page gives you about everything you might need to know about Rawlins County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. How to view Rawlins County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Rawlins County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Rawlins County Jail
607 Main
Atwood, KS 67730

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 785-626-3331
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To find out who is in jail at Rawlins County Jail you need to navigate to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Rawlins County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find the same information on anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their inmate information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for may be at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Kansas jails: Other County Jails in Kansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is a picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen online, or you can see them at the Rawlins County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the prisoner’s name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Rawlins County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to show up for court, and until that date you are required not to travel out of the county.

Typically, a prisoner in the Rawlins County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total that was set in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the Rawlins County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Rawlins County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its easy. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum 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 in most cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Rawlins County Jail

Have you ever had to find a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You have to answer some questions, like what is your full name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a phone call to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Do you know any secrets that might help other people get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged will take between 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate needs to figure out your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late. Just bring allowed items when you go, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will go in a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so check the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on 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 disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden.

The Rawlins County Jail phone number is: 785-626-3331

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Rawlins County Jail is:

Rawlins County Jail
607 Main
Atwood, KS 67730

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Rawlins County Jail
607 Main
Atwood, KS 67730


The Rawlins County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so be sure to double check the official Rawlins County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system in Rawlins County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on this, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are members of the Kansas State Bar and are 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

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a file with a docket and every documents filed in the case. You have the ability to access court records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records relating to your case are kept and available to you at the Rawlins County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your 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 type of judge that presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should go to the jail’s website, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the Rawlins County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can find these by going to the Rawlins County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but remember that you won’t see the precise address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a court docket and any filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at the Rawlins County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not find if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Rawlins County,the Rawlins County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Rawlins County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have 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 Rawlins 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 Rawlins 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 people in jail is always changing, so we suggest that you review the the Rawlins County Jail website before 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Rawlins County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Rawlins 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 Rawlins County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up at Rawlins County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then you should write your review about it. Write down your experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in your review:

    • Conditions in Rawlins County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Say Hello to people locked up at Rawlins County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Rawlins County Jail Website
    Rawlins County Jail Inmate Search
    View Rawlins County Jail Mugshots
    Rawlins County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Rawlins County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Rawlins County Jail Mail Policy
    Rawlins County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Rawlins County Warrants
    Rawlins County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Rawlins County Jail
    Jobs at Rawlins County Jail


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