Brown County Jail is located in Brown County, Kansas and is the main jail for this county. Looking for someone incarcerated at Brown County Jail? This site tells you information about anything related to Brown County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Brown County court information. And lots more.
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The thought of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer information and tips that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others will be welcome.
Brown County Jail
Hiawatha, KS 66434
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 785-742-7125
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and want to find out where they are?
Has somebody that has been arrested and you want to find them?
In order to see who’s in jail at Brown County Jail you will have to go to their link and do an inmate search.
The Brown County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find info about anyone processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get their arrest information fast if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the inmate you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you will want to look here, too: List of all county jails in Kansas
A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they will be kept on file.
Mugshots of Brown County Jail prisoners can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Brown County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and the arrest date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Brown County Jail site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, if you’re in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After booking, bail is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.
Usually, inmates at Brown County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.
If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to go back to the jail each day after work, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will need to post ten percent of the total that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever posted 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 will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Brown County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it is easy. To start with, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.
If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Brown County Jail
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Get Out For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Released On House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process is made up of each of the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- Firstly, you must answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
- You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
- They will allow you to use the phone to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be given a jumpsuit.
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Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. The discharge process will take between 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the discharge date, plan to get released between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the sheriff has a, or if you must report to start a sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, and let them know 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 there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go, such as a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, and a official sentencing order.
To have visitors, you need to list each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the log for the inmate. Every visitor is required to provide identification. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Brown County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. These phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely.
Phone Number: 785-742-7125
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail must be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of delivery. You should write the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail gets opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Brown County Jail:
Brown County Jail
Hiawatha, KS 66434
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Brown County Jail
Hiawatha, KS 66434
The mail policy at Brown County Jail changes frequently, so visit the official Brown County Jail site before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the court system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.
For more detailed information on this, visit: Find a Lawyer
If you can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the Kansas State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Brown County court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a file with a docket and all documents and motions in your case. You can access your court case records using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents relating to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with 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 may not have to pay the fees.
The magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case. Magistrates do a number of different things, like setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to get your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your term.
Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?
You can just query the Brown County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:
- Birth date.
- Approximate booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.
If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Brown County court website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Brown County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these by going to the Brown County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders have to be registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the website, but remember that you can’t get the street address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the Brown County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to the Brown County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find out if someone has had:
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Other 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Guards and jail staff
- Commissary and food
- Having Visitors
- Prisoner safety
- Prisoner activities and programs
To search for this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback may help other people.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Brown County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Brown County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Brown County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Brown 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 is likely to change, so we suggest that you check the the Brown County Jail website when 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
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Brown County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Brown County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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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.
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Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
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Links and Resources
Brown County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Brown County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
Brown County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
Brown County Jail Warrant Inquiry
Brown County Jail Arrest Lookup
Brown County Jail Send Money Procedure
Jobs at Brown County Jail