Atchison County Law Enforcement Center is located in Atchison County, KS and is the correctional facility for this area. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Atchison County Law Enforcement Center? This page will tell you about everything related to Atchison County Law Enforcement Center,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressful prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you information and advice you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others would be appreciated.
Atchison County Law Enforcement Center
Atchison, KS 66002
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 913-367-0216
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to locate them?
Has somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
In order to search who’s in jail at Atchison County Law Enforcement Center you need to visit their link and use the inmate lookup.
The Atchison County Law Enforcement Center Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find the same information on anybody booked or discharged within the past 24-hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their arrest information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If your friend or family member is at a different jail you can look here, too: List of all jails in Kansas
A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re on file.
Mugshots of inmates can be seen online, or you can see them in person at the Atchison County Law Enforcement Center. When viewing mugshots online you will have to enter the prisoner’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Atchison County Law Enforcement Center site? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For a more in-depth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail amount will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.
Usually, prisoners can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.
If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail.
Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to post 10 percent of the total set in order to be released from jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Atchison County Law Enforcement Center site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.
If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.
You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman
Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Released On House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- First, will answer some simple questions, like your legal name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
- 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 are discharged.
- You will get to use the telephone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be given a jumpsuit.
Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Can you tell us things that might help other people that get arrested make it through jail intake?
Speak Your Mind
When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged takes between 15 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a date of your release, you should plan to get released that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have 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, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring required items when you go to jail, for example your driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order from court.
In order to have visitors, inmates must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will go in a log of visitors for the inmate. Every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you review the official Atchison County Law Enforcement Center jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail 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 must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or eliminated altogether.
Phone Number: 913-367-0216
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should write the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail will be opened and inspected and read by the staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Atchison County Law Enforcement Center, use this address:
Atchison County Law Enforcement Center
Atchison, KS 66002
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Atchison County Law Enforcement Center
Atchison, KS 66002
The mail policy changes frequently, so you should visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.
For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, read: How to Find a Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender has access to investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are members of the Kansas State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
All court records are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You are able to access your court records using the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are available at Atchison County Clerk of Court office.
Court costs and court fees are the charges from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.
The Atchison County court magistrate is the person that rules on your court case. Magistrates do a number of different things, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to have a copy of this report before your sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.
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 and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Do you want to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?
To do so, you need to access the jail’s website, and search using:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.
If you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Atchison County jail website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and these records are freely available.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Atchison County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on a sex offender database. 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 offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t see the street address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any documents filed in your case. You can access court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to the county courthouse and check in person or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
If you do a criminal records check, usually will not learn if they have had any moving violations, like:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- The right to protection from the accused.
- The right to notification.
- The right to attend proceedings.
- The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- The right to restitution.
- The right to a speedy trial.
- The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- Other Inmates.
- Prisoner safety
- Jail gangs
- Activities and programs
To find driving records, you have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the Atchison County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.
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The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Atchison County, the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of getting locked up in the Atchison County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get used to the daily routine. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Atchison County Law Enforcement Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Atchison County Law Enforcement Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The process for sending funds to inmates can change, so be sure to double check the the Atchison County Law Enforcement Center website before you send any money.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self-contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
News and Media
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Types of Jobs at Atchison County Law Enforcement Center
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Atchison County Law Enforcement Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever spent any time at this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?
If you have, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?
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Links and Resources
Main Atchison County Law Enforcement Center Website
Atchison County Law Enforcement Center Inmate Search Link
View Atchison County Law Enforcement Center Mugshots
Atchison County Law Enforcement Center Bail Link
Atchison County Law Enforcement Center Visitation Policy Link
Atchison County Law Enforcement Center Jail Mail Link
Locate an inmate at Atchison County Law Enforcement Center
Atchison County Law Enforcement Center Warrant Inquiry Link
Atchison County Law Enforcement Center Arrests
Atchison County Law Enforcement Center Send Money Procedure
Atchison County Law Enforcement Center Employment