Wyandotte County Jail – Kansas City, KS

Wyandotte County Jail is in Wyandotte County, KS and is the primary jail for this county. Know someone locked up at Wyandotte County Jail? This site will tell you about anything related to Wyandotte County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Wyandotte County Jail. How to view Wyandotte County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to offer information and advice you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Wyandotte County Jail
710 N. 7Th St.
Kansas City, KS 66101

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (913) 573-2865
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to see who’s in jail at Wyandotte County Jail you will have to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Wyandotte County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find info for anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find the information fast if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check our Kansas county jail guide: List of all jails in Kansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is a photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Wyandotte County Jail inmates are on the Wyandotte County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Wyandotte County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to input the prisoner’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Wyandotte County Jail site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this might 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 do bail out you must agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Usually, a prisoner will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay jail every day after work, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. Your bail amount depends on how serious your crime is. You will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set in order for you to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, that person will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Wyandotte County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Wyandotte County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For 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 jail intake process includes 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 thing you will have to to is you will answer a number of questions, such as your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • 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 phone call in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring allowed items with you, for example a driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitors log as an approved visitor. Every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Anyone arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Wyandotte County Jail can change, so we suggest that you double-check the official Wyandotte County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are much more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, phone calls may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (913) 573-2865

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the jail administration, and will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Wyandotte County Jail is:

Wyandotte County Jail
710 N. 7Th St.
Kansas City, KS 66101

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wyandotte County Jail
710 N. 7Th St.
Kansas City, KS 66101


The Wyandotte County Jail mail policy is always changing, so be sure to check the the Wyandotte County Jail website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ 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 show you the way through the complicated court system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.

For more information on this subject, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Wyandotte County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, members of 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 record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They include a file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions in the case. You have the ability to access court records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records associated with your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Wyandotte County magistrate is the person that rules on your court case. They do a number of things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you can request to receive your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you must report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

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

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently 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 find out by checking the court records on the website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t get the exact address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t find if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wyandotte County,the Wyandotte County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Wyandotte County Jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will work 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 Wyandotte 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 Wyandotte 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 rules for sending funds to someone in jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you check the site 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wyandotte County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wyandotte 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 Wyandotte 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 locked up in Wyandotte County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Write down what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.

    What to write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Wyandotte County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to reconnect with someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Wyandotte County Jail Website
    Wyandotte County Jail Inmate Search
    Wyandotte County Jail Mugshots
    Wyandotte County Jail Bail Link

    Wyandotte County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Wyandotte County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Wyandotte County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Wyandotte County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Wyandotte County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Wyandotte County Jail
    Wyandotte County Jail Employment


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