Sumner County Detention Facility – Wellington, KS

Sumner County Detention Facility is located in Sumner County, Kansas and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Looking for someone at Sumner County Detention Facility? This page gives you about everything related to Sumner County Detention Facility,such as: How to locate an inmate at Sumner County Detention Facility. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you information you need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Sumner County Detention Facility
610 E. Hillside
Wellington, KS 67152

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 620-326-8941
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and need to locate them?

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

To look up who is in jail at Sumner County Detention Facility you have to click on their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Sumner County Detention Facility Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested, including custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find info on anybody processed or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate the information fast if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is locked up at a different jail you should check our Kansas county jail guide: Kansas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is a picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the Sumner County Detention Facility website, or you can see them at the Sumner County Detention Facility. When viewing online you need to input the inmate’s full name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the Sumner County Detention Facility site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail is determined by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you can’t go out of town.

In most cases, prisoners at Sumner County Detention Facility can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to be released from jail. If you don’t go to court, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its really easy. First of all, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually with a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman may use assets as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Sumner County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off 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
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any tips that might help other people that get arrested make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a judge has to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, you should plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring approved items when you go, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so you should visit the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 620-326-8941

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail is opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Sumner County Detention Facility, use this address:

Sumner County Detention Facility
610 E. Hillside
Wellington, KS 67152

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sumner County Detention Facility
610 E. Hillside
Wellington, KS 67152


The mail policy at Sumner County Detention Facility changes frequently, so it would be best to double check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a case file containing a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access your court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your court case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Sumner County court magistrate is the person who presides on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are able to request to get a copy of this report before your sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out just go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records on the Sumner County jail website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the actual address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file containing a court docket and any of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to 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 Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not learn if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Sumner County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Sumner County Detention Facility is no fun, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine. All inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following 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 Sumner County Detention Facility, 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 Sumner County Detention Facility 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 jail inmates might change, so we suggest that you review the official website when you send any funds.

    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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Sumner County Detention Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Sumner County Detention Facility, 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 Sumner County Detention Facility

    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 locked up at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions in Sumner County Detention Facility.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to throw a shout out to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Sumner County Detention Facility Website
    Sumner County Detention Facility Inmate Search
    Sumner County Detention Facility Mugshots
    Sumner County Detention Facility Bail Amount Link

    Sumner County Detention Facility Visitation Procedures
    Sumner County Detention Facility Mail Policy
    Sumner County Detention Facility Inmate Search
    Sumner County Warrant Inquiry
    Sumner County Detention Facility Arrest Lookup
    Sumner County Detention Facility Send Money Procedure
    Sumner County Detention Facility Employment


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