Scott County Jail – Scott City, KS

Scott County Jail is in Scott County, KS and is the main correctional facility for the county. Looking for somebody locked up in Scott County Jail? This site will tell you about anything you might need to know about Scott County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Scott County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Scott County court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and advice that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask them, and also any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Scott County Jail
602 West 5Th Street
Scott City, KS 67871

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 620-872-5805
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and need to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who is in jail at Scott County Jail you should go to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Scott County Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also get information about anybody booked or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their inmate information faster if you have your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be locked up at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Kansas jails: Kansas Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the photos, and they’re stored.

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Mugshots can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Scott County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to put in their full name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Scott County Jail website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If 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 are released you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you must not travel out of the county.

Usually, prisoners will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

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

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to put up 10% of the amount set before you can bail out of jail. If you miss court, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the Scott County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some questions, such as what is your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Do you have any secrets that could help other people get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process may take between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will be released. It also depends on if you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to decide on how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring necessary items with you, for example a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Scott County Jail visitation procedures can change, so double-check the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or cut altogether.

The Scott County Jail phone number is: 620-872-5805

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You should print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Scott County Jail
602 West 5Th Street
Scott City, KS 67871

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Scott County Jail
602 West 5Th Street
Scott City, KS 67871


The Scott County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so it would be best to check the official Scott County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the complicated legal system. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They include a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access court records with the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Scott County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records associated with your case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Scott County magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Remember that you can ask to receive a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Scott County court website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders online, but you should know that you won’t get the street address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

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

A criminal history search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not learn if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a search for their driving history.

    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 make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Scott County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Scott County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Scott County jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm to wake up at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Scott 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 Scott County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending money to people in jail can change, so double check the official Scott County Jail site before send funds to someone in jail 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Scott County Jail

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

    • 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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Conditions in Scott County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Scott County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Scott County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Scott County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Scott County Jail Inmate Search
    Scott County Warrant Lookup
    Scott County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Scott County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Scott County Jail


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