Republic County Jail – Belleville, KS

Republic County Jail is located in Republic County, Kansas and is the primary jail for that county. Do you know somebody in Republic County Jail? This site gives you all about anything related to Republic County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Republic County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to offer info that you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Republic County Jail
1815 M Street
Belleville, KS 66935

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (785) 527-7234
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and need to find them?

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Republic County Jail you have to click on their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Republic County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get information on anyone booked or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information faster if you enter their name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one is at another county jail you will want to look here: Kansas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is a photo taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side picture. Your full name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can view them at the Republic County Jail. When viewing online you will need to input the prisoner’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Republic County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and until then you must not leave the county.

In most cases, an inmate will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your crime is. You will need to pay ten percent of the total set in order to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, that person will not 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 will have to call the Republic County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will use assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, 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
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer some simple questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a phone call so you can call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? What was you treatment like? Do you know any tips that could help other people make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged will take from 30 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. It also might depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the judge must determine your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge 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 need to start your sentence, you really should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell them that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Just bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to review the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make 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. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Republic County Jail phone number is: (785) 527-7234

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail gets opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Republic County Jail:

Republic County Jail
1815 M Street
Belleville, KS 66935

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Republic County Jail
1815 M Street
Belleville, KS 66935


The inmate mail policy at Republic County Jail can change, so you should check the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are admitted to the Kansas State Bar Association and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Republic County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Republic County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are available at Republic County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case. They do different tasks, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

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

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Republic County court website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Republic County jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Republic County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered 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 crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but you should know that you won’t see the actual address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that contains a court docket and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the Republic County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps 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 complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are 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 offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, you won’t find if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Republic County,the Republic County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Republic County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Republic County Jail is no fun, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following 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 Republic 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 Republic 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 funds to jail inmates is always changing, so it would be best to review the official Republic County Jail site before you send any money.

    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 Republic County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Republic 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 Republic 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 in this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down what you experienced because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to talk to someone you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

    Say Hello to people locked up at Republic County Jail

    Links and Resources

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

    Republic County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Republic County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Republic County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Republic County Warrants
    Republic County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Republic County Jail
    Jobs at Republic County Jail


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