Washington County Jail – Washington, KS

Washington County Jail is located in Washington County, Kansas and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Are you looking for somebody in Washington County Jail? This site gives you info about everything you might want to know about Washington County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Washington County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and advice you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Washington County Jail
301 B Street
Washington, KS 66968

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 785-325-2293
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has somebody who has been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Washington County Jail you will have to visit their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Washington County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can get the same information about anybody processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information faster if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in a different jail you will want to look here: Other County Jails in Kansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is the photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Washington County Jail inmates can be searched on the website, or you can view them at the Washington County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in the person’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Washington County Jail site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, 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 trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must promise to go to your court date, and until then you are not allowed to leave town.

In most cases, an inmate at Washington County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you are charged with. You will need to pay 10% of the amount that was set so you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it is really easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Washington County Jail

Have you ever had to use a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? 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
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will have to answer a bunch of questions, like your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the telephone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Can you tell us things that might help others get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes between 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will be freed. It also will depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and let them know that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go in a log of visitors for the inmate. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
The Washington County Jail visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you double-check the official Washington County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 785-325-2293

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not send a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail gets opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Washington County Jail is:

Washington County Jail
301 B Street
Washington, KS 66968

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Washington County Jail
301 B Street
Washington, KS 66968


The inmate mail policy at Washington County Jail can change, so it would be best to check the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find an attorney for you. You may be thinking ‘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 show you the way through the complicated legal system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more detailed information on this, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or by going to the Washington County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept and available to you at the Washington County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you can ask to receive a copy of the report before your sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to go to the Washington County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Washington County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the Washington County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to the Washington County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t find if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

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

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Washington County,the Washington County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Washington County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Washington County jail is no fun, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 is always changing, so be sure to visit the the Washington County Jail website when you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Washington County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Washington 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 Washington 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 a prisoner at Washington County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions in Washington County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Washington County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Washington County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Washington County Jail
    Washington County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Washington County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Washington County Jail
    Washington County Jail Jobs


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