Trego County Jail – Wakeeney, KS

Trego County Jail is located in Trego County and is the primary jail for the area. Know someone locked up in Trego County Jail? This site tells you all about everything you might need to know about Trego County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Trego County court information. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give advice and information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Trego County Jail
216 N Main St
Wakeeney, KS 67672

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (785) 743-6622
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and need to find them?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Trego County Jail you need to click on their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Trego County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can find information for anyone arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be incarcerated at a different jail you can look here, too: Kansas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is a picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and booking number will be in the photos, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Trego County Jail prisoners can be searched online, or you can see them at the Trego County Jail. When viewing online you have to enter their legal name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Trego County Jail site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest 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.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to go to your court date, and you are not permitted to go out of town.

Usually, a prisoner can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you are charged with. You will have to post 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, must answer some questions, like your full name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a phone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any tips that could help others make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get out of jail. It also depends on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge must decide on your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and let them know that think that there is 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 there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring allowed items with you, such as your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will go into the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so you should double-check the official Trego County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

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 . These phone calls are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: (785) 743-6622

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on 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 any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and read by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Trego County Jail
216 N Main St
Wakeeney, KS 67672

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Trego County Jail
216 N Main St
Wakeeney, KS 67672


The mail policy at Trego County Jail changes, so you should double check the official Trego County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system in Trego County. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the Kansas State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Trego County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the Trego County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Trego County jail 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 them. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Trego County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Trego County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information online, but remember that you will not see the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Trego County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • 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, usually will not find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Trego County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Trego County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Trego County Jail is very scary, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Trego 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 Trego 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 funds to inmates might change, so visit the site 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

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Trego County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Trego 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 Trego County Jail

    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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner at Trego County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Tell us about 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 need to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Trego County Jail

    Links and Resources

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

    Trego County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Trego County Jail Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Trego County Jail
    Trego County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Trego County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Trego County Jail
    Trego County Jail Employment


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