Stevens County Jail – Hugoton, KS

Stevens County Jail is located in Stevens County, Kansas and is the main correctional facility for this region. Looking for someone incarcerated at Stevens County Jail? This guide tells you information about everything one might want to know about Stevens County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Stevens County court information. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and also any feedback or comments that might help others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Stevens County Jail
505 S Monroe
Hugoton, KS 67951

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (620) 544-4386
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has someone who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who is in jail at Stevens County Jail you will have to visit their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Stevens County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can also get the same information about anyone arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information faster if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be in a different jail you should check the other Kansas county jails in our Kansas County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Kansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is a picture that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they’re on file.

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Mugshots can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Stevens County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Stevens County Jail website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to go out of town.

Typically, a prisoner will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to pay ten percent of the total that was determined so you can bail out of jail. If you miss court, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, its really easy. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable 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 click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail may take from 15 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get released. It also depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to figure out your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring approved items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. This information will be entered in the visitors log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so review the official 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, 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 jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

The Stevens County Jail phone number is: (620) 544-4386

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail gets opened and inspected by the staff, and will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Stevens County Jail is:

Stevens County Jail
505 S Monroe
Hugoton, KS 67951

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Stevens County Jail
505 S Monroe
Hugoton, KS 67951


The Stevens County Jail mail policy changes, so visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more information on this subject, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are members of the Kansas State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a case file containing a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Stevens County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records relating to your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Stevens County magistrate is the person that presides on your case. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you need to access the Stevens County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Stevens County court website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Stevens County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but bear in mind that you won’t see the precise address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in the case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at the Stevens County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not see if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Stevens County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Stevens County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get 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 Stevens 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 Stevens 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 funds to Stevens County Jail inmates could change, so be sure to double check the official website before you send money 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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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Stevens County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Stevens 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 Stevens County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If you have, then you should write a review about it. Write down your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Stevens County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to someone you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Stevens County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Stevens County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Stevens County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Stevens County Warrants
    Stevens County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Stevens County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Stevens County Jail Employment


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