Hodgeman County Jail – Jetmore, KS

Hodgeman County Jail is in Hodgeman County, KS and is the jail for the region. Do you know someone locked up at Hodgeman County Jail? This guide will tell you about anything related to Hodgeman County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. How to view Hodgeman County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Hodgeman County court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to offer info that you’ll need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that might help others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hodgeman County Jail
500 Main Street, 3Rd Floor
Jetmore, KS 67854

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (620) 357-8391
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and need to locate them?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Hodgeman County Jail you will need to visit their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Hodgeman County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can find the same information on anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in 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 intake photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Hodgeman County Jail prisoners can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Hodgeman County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input their full name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Hodgeman County Jail website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be 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 must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you must not leave town.

Typically, inmates at Hodgeman County Jail will be given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to post ten percent of the total set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it is easy. To start with, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge has to decide on the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go in a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Every visitor is required to provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so you should check the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are typically pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (620) 357-8391

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not send a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read by the jail administration, and will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Hodgeman County Jail
500 Main Street, 3Rd Floor
Jetmore, KS 67854

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hodgeman County Jail
500 Main Street, 3Rd Floor
Jetmore, KS 67854


The Hodgeman County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so you should review the official Hodgeman County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the Kansas State Bar Association and are legally licensed to handle your case.

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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. Court records have a case file with a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed. You can access court records via the Hodgeman County website, or at the Hodgeman County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrate judges do several different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Be sure to remember that you can request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you need to go to the jail’s website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Hodgeman County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Hodgeman County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Hodgeman County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but remember that you can’t get the precise address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that includes a docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the Hodgeman County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

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

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a driving history search.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hodgeman County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Hodgeman County Jail is very scary, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Hodgeman 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 Hodgeman 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 might change, so it would be best to check the official Hodgeman County Jail site before 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hodgeman County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hodgeman 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 Hodgeman 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:

    • 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.

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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 in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Hodgeman County Jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Hodgeman County Jail Link
    Hodgeman County Jail Inmate Search
    View Hodgeman County Jail Mugshots
    Hodgeman County Jail Bail Link

    Hodgeman County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Hodgeman County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Hodgeman County Jail
    Hodgeman County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Hodgeman County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Hodgeman County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Hodgeman County Jail Employment


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