Stafford County Jail – St John, KS

Stafford County Jail is located in Stafford County and is the jail for the region. Know someone locked up at Stafford County Jail? This guide will tell you about everything you might want to know about Stafford County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Stafford County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Stafford County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and any tips or comments that could help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Stafford County Jail
209 North Broadway
St John, KS 67576

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (620) 549-3247
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To find out who’s in jail at Stafford County Jail you will have to go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Stafford County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people currently in custody, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can also find the same information for anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one might be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check the other Kansas county jails in our Kansas County Jail Guide: Kansas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is a photo that the police take during jail intake processing. They will take one frontal photo and a side picture. Your name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the Stafford County Jail website, or you can view them at the Stafford County Jail. When viewing online you need to put in the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot erased from the Stafford County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest 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.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, 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 are incarcerated, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is decided by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to show up for court, and until then you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

Usually, a prisoner at Stafford County Jail can earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the 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 have to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, its very simple to do. First, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Stafford County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Be 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. 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 must answer some basic questions, like your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the phone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will be released. It also depends on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the judge has to determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late. Just bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the log for the inmate. Each and every visitor must provide identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so we suggest that you review 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 . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get cut back or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (620) 549-3247

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to print the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Stafford County Jail
209 North Broadway
St John, KS 67576

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Stafford County Jail
209 North Broadway
St John, KS 67576


The inmate mail policy at Stafford County Jail can change, so we suggest that you visit the official Stafford County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the legal system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

For more info on how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Kansas.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the Stafford 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 officer and clerk of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your case are held at Stafford County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Stafford County court magistrate is the person that will preside on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Don’t forget that you can request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include 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 you might be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you will have to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Stafford County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but you should know that you will not be able to get the street address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records online, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to the Stafford County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t be able to find out if they had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Stafford County,the Stafford County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Stafford 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 being incarcerated in the Stafford County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. Following 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 Stafford 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 Stafford 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 funds to inmates changes, so you should double check the the Stafford County Jail website 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 Stafford County Jail

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

    • 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 spent any time in Stafford County Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Stafford County Jail?

    If yes, then please tell us about it. Write about your experience because others will know what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Stafford County Jail Website
    Stafford County Jail Inmate Search
    View Stafford County Jail Mugshots
    Stafford County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Stafford County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Stafford County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Stafford County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Stafford County Warrants
    Stafford County Jail Arrests
    Stafford County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Stafford County Jail Jobs


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