Allen County Jail – Iola, KS

Allen County Jail is located in Allen County and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Are you looking for somebody at Allen County Jail? This site gives you all about anything one might want to know about Allen County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Allen County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Allen County Jail
P.O Box 433
Iola, KS 66749

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 620-365-1400
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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 a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who’s in jail at Allen County Jail you will have to go to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Allen County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can get info for anyone processed or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member may be at a different jail you can look here, too: Other Jails in Kansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Allen County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the person’s name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot erased from the Allen County Jail website? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Typically, a prisoner in the Allen County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while incarcerated.

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

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay ten percent of the total that was determined before you can get out of 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

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Allen County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Allen County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it’s really easy. First, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Allen County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • 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 takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer some simple questions, like your full name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes between 30 minutes to all day. So, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will be released. It also might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge must figure out your bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, you should expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late to report. Only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in the log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Allen County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you visit the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

The Allen County Jail phone number is: 620-365-1400

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and reviewed by staff, and the mail will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Allen County Jail, use this address:

Allen County Jail
P.O Box 433
Iola, KS 66749

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Allen County Jail
P.O Box 433
Iola, KS 66749


The mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

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

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the Kansas State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Kansas.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a file with a docket sheet and every documents filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Allen County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records related to your case are held at Allen County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Allen County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Don’t forget that you should request to see your own copy of this report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to visit the Allen County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Allen County jail website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Allen County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but remember that you won’t see the precise address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that contains a docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Allen County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Allen County,the Allen County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Allen County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Allen County jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to 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 Allen 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 Allen 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 jail inmates is likely to change, so be sure to visit the the Allen County Jail website before send funds to someone in jail 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Allen County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Allen 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.

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    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 an inmate at Allen County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Write down what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What 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? Trying to talk to someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Allen County Jail Visitation
    Allen County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Allen County Jail Inmate Search
    Allen County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Allen County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Allen County Jail
    Jobs at Allen County Jail


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