Saline County Jail – Salina, KS

Saline County Jail is in Saline County, Kansas and is the primary jail for this area. Are you looking for someone in jail at Saline County Jail? This guide will tell you information about everything related to Saline County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Saline County court information. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give advice and information you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have questions, just ask them, and any feedback or comments that would help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Saline County Jail
251 North 10Th Street
Salina, KS 67401-2149

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (785) 826-6502
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and want to find out where they are?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Saline County Jail you have to click on their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Saline County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find the same information about anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you have their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for is at another jail you will want to look here, too: Other County Jails in Kansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is a photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the website, or you can view them at the Saline County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the prisoner’s legal name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Saline County Jail site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are locked up, your only thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to show up for court, and you will not be permitted to leave town.

Usually, inmates in the Saline County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to stay the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Saline County Jail. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Saline County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its very simple to do. First, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Saline County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on 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 jail intake process takes you through these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will have to answer some simple questions, like your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. This process will take anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, 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. Make sure that you are not late to report. Just bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Saline County Jail are always changing, so you should double-check the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: (785) 826-6502

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Saline County Jail is:

Saline County Jail
251 North 10Th Street
Salina, KS 67401-2149

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Saline County Jail
251 North 10Th Street
Salina, KS 67401-2149


The Saline County Jail mail policy can change, so you should double check the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is your 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 ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the complicated court system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are admitted to the Kansas State Bar Association and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They contain a court case file containing a docket and every documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the Saline County 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 official part of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Saline County court magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you can request to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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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?

To find this out you will have to query the Saline County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants online or you can call the jail. This requires a 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, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Saline County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Saline County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not get the street address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file containing a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Saline County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

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

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t discover if someone had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Saline County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Saline County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Saline County Jail is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Saline 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 Saline 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 procedure to send money to inmates at Saline County Jail could change, so it would be best to check the the Saline County Jail website before you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Saline County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Saline 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.

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    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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 in this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Saline County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to find a friend from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Saline County Jail Website
    Saline County Jail Inmate Search
    Saline County Jail Mugshots
    Saline County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Saline County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Saline County Jail Mail Policy
    Saline County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Saline County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Saline County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Saline County Jail
    Jobs at Saline County Jail


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