Russell County Jail – Russell, KS

Russell County Jail is located in Russell County, Kansas and is the primary jail for that region. Do you know somebody at Russell County Jail? This guide tells you info about everything you might want to know about Russell County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Russell County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you information that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that might help other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Russell County Jail
210 East 4Th Street
Russell, KS 67665

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 785-483-2151
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and want to find them?

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To see who is in jail at Russell County Jail you should go to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Russell County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can get information on anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for might be at another county jail you should check our Kansas county jail guide: Other Jails in Kansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is a photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the website, or you can go in person to the Russell County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the inmate’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Russell County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, an inmate will be given time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to jail at the end of the day after work, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set in order to bail out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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 is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process takes from 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged from jail. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge still needs to figure out your bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to start your sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, 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 there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered into a log of visitors for the inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to visit the official site before you go to visitation.

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 . Jail phone calls are usually more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must 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 privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 785-483-2151

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should print the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Russell County Jail
210 East 4Th Street
Russell, KS 67665

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Russell County Jail
210 East 4Th Street
Russell, KS 67665


The mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to review the official Russell County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are admitted to the Kansas State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They contain a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the Russell County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records relating to your case are kept and available to you at the Russell County Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Russell County magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you should request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance 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. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Russell County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these by going to the Russell County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access these offenders online, but remember that you can’t see the exact address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that contains a court docket and all documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to the Russell County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Russell County,the Russell County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Russell County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Russell County Jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. Expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will 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 Russell 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 Russell 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 rules for sending money to inmates at Russell County Jail is likely to change, so you should check the official Russell County Jail site 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Russell County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Russell 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 Russell 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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write about your experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Russell County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to talk to someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Russell County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Russell County Jail Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Russell County Jail
    Russell County Warrants
    Russell County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Russell County Jail
    Jobs at Russell County Jail


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