Morton County Jail – Elkhart, KS

Morton County Jail is located in Morton County, Kansas and is the primary jail for this area. Looking for somebody at Morton County Jail? This site tells you information about anything a person needs to know about Morton County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Morton County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Morton County court information. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that would help others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Morton County Jail
1025 Richards St., Po Box 1115
Elkhart, KS 67950

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 620-697-4313
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and want to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who’s in jail at Morton County Jail you have to go to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Morton County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get info about anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for may be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to look here, too: List of all jails in Kansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photograph, is the photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Morton County Jail prisoners can be viewed online, or you can see them at the Morton County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input the legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Morton County Jail website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, 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 in the meantime you won’t be permitted to leave town.

Usually, inmates in the Morton County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to pay 10% of the amount set before you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it is easy. First, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will request to use your personal assets as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Morton County

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, and tell them that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring allowed items with you, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. This information will be entered in a log of visitors for the inmate. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Morton County Jail visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you visit the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are much more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 620-697-4313

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must 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 or package delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and examined and read by staff, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Morton County Jail
1025 Richards St., Po Box 1115
Elkhart, KS 67950

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Morton County Jail
1025 Richards St., Po Box 1115
Elkhart, KS 67950


The inmate mail policy at Morton County Jail can change, so you should check the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are admitted to the Kansas State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a case file containing a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You are able to access your court records using the Morton County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the jury’s verdict. All records relating to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your case. Magistrates do many different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can ask to have your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you need to go to the Morton County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate 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 believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Morton County jail website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Morton County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Morton County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t find the actual address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not learn if they had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Morton County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Morton County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Morton County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Morton 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 Morton 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 money to jail inmates might change, so it would be best to double check the site before you send funds to an inmate 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

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Morton County Jail

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

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Morton County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to talk to a person you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Morton County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Morton County Jail Link
    Morton County Jail Inmate Search
    Morton County Jail Mugshots
    Morton County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Morton County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Morton County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Morton County Jail
    Morton County Warrants
    Morton County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Morton County Jail
    Jobs at Morton County Jail


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