Kay County Detention Center is in Kay County, OK and is the primary jail for that area. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Kay County Detention Center? This page gives you info about anything you might need to know about Kay County Detention Centersuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And lots more.
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you advice and information that you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask them, and also any feedback or comments that would help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.
Kay County Detention Center
1101 W. Dry Rd.
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is locked up and need to contact them?
Do you know someone that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to search who’s in jail at Kay County Detention Center you need to click on their web site and use the inmate search.
The Kay County Detention Center Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get info on anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find the information fast if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If your friend or family member may be at another county jail you can check our Oklahoma county jail guide: Oklahoma Jails
A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is a photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. They will take one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they are on file at the jail.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the Kay County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in their first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot removed from the Kay County Detention Center site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may 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 there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.
In most cases, prisoners in the Kay County Detention Center are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are 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. You will either have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to live in a halfway house instead of jail.
Bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Kay County Detention Center website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, its really easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.
To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman
Have you ever used the services of bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Released For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- You will answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
- You will be given an inmate number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- All of your personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
- You will get to use the phone to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us things that will help others make it through jail processing?
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When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process may take between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will be released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, expect to get released between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
warrant out for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring approved items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.
To have visitors, you must list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in a log of visitors for the inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so make sure that you visit the official Kay County Detention Center jail site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden completely.
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail gets opened and examined and read by staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Kay County Detention Center, use this address:
Kay County Detention Center
1101 W. Dry Rd.
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Kay County Detention Center
1101 W. Dry Rd.
The Kay County Detention Center inmate mail policy can change, so be sure to visit the the Kay County Detention Center website when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.
To read more about how to find a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Kay County
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the Oklahoma State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Kay County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a case file with a docket and each of the documents that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the Kay County website, or by going to the Kay 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 court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records associated with your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.
A Magistrate is the person who presides on your court case. Magistrates do different tasks, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to see a copy of the report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to report to jail to serve out your sentence.
Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:
- Birth date.
- Their approximate booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Kay County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is freely available.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these by contacting the Kay County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the precise address, but only the address block that they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and any documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to the Kay County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug crimes.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t discover if they has had:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Commissary and food
- Visitation Days
- Prisoner safety
- Jail gangs
- Inmate activities and programs
To get this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Kay County,the Kay County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Kay County jail is very scary, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to 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 Kay County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Kay County Detention Center 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 could change, so be sure to double check the site when send funds to someone in jail there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
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Types of Jobs at Kay County Detention Center
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Kay County Detention Center, 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.
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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.
Speak Your Mind
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever spent any time at this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?
If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.
What to put in your comment:
Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?
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Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to find somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.
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