Rooks County Jail – Stockton, KS

Rooks County Jail is in Rooks County and is the correctional facility for the region. Looking for someone incarcerated at Rooks County Jail? This site will tell you all about everything one might want to know about Rooks County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Rooks County Jail. How to view Rooks County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Rooks County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you advice and information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Rooks County Jail
115 North Walnut Street
Stockton, KS 67669

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (785) 425-6312
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to find out where they are?

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To search who is in jail at Rooks County Jail you will need to click on their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Rooks County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can find the same information about anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you have their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Kansas jails: Kansas Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is the picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one face photo and a side picture. Your name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the Rooks County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Rooks County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in the inmate’s full name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot erased from the Rooks County Jail site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to leave town.

Usually, prisoners can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to go back to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for court, that person will lose that bail money.

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 need to call the jail. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its easy if you have the money. First, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will ask to use assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Rooks County

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you have to answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you make a telephone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should 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 have any things that will help others to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process may take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. It also can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the judge still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, 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, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so we suggest that you double-check the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, 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 jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or totally denied.

The Rooks County Jail phone number is: (785) 425-6312

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly print the inmate’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 bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected by staff, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Rooks County Jail, use this address:

Rooks County Jail
115 North Walnut Street
Stockton, KS 67669

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Rooks County Jail
115 North Walnut Street
Stockton, KS 67669


The Rooks County Jail mail policy changes, so check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, admitted to the Kansas State Bar Association and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Rooks County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a court case file containing a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records associated with your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind you can request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, just go to the Rooks County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check court records on the Rooks County court website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know 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, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Rooks County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but you should know that you will not find the precise address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that includes a court docket and all documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

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

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Rooks County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Rooks County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Rooks County Sheriff’s Department’s 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 Rooks County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Rooks 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 Rooks 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 jail inmates could change, so check the site 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 Rooks County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Rooks 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 Rooks 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:

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

    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 a prisoner in Rooks County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced because others will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Speak Your Mind

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to say wassup to a friend from jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Rooks County Jail Link
    Rooks County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Rooks County Jail Mugshots
    Rooks County Jail Bail Link

    Rooks County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Rooks County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Rooks County Jail
    Rooks County Warrant Lookup
    Rooks County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Rooks County Jail
    Jobs at Rooks County Jail


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