Kearny County Jail is in Kearny County and is the jail for that county. Looking for someone incarcerated at Kearny County Jail? This site gives you all about anything you might want to know about Kearny County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Kearny County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.
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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the info you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and also any comments or tips that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.
Kearny County Jail
P.O. Box P
Lakin, KS 67860
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 620-355-6211
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to locate them?
Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
To search who is in jail at Kearny County Jail you will need to click on their link and perform an inmate lookup.
The Kearny County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can find the same information for anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24-hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If your friend or family member may be at another county jail you should check our Kansas county jail guide: Kansas County Jails Listing
A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is the photograph that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re stored.
Mugshots can be viewed on the Kearny County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Kearny County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the person’s full name, and a booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Kearny County Jail site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you are locked up, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might 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 are released you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until then you are not allowed to leave town.
In most cases, inmates will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be allowed to live in a halfway house when you are not working.
Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set before you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will not 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 Kearny County Jail. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.
If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Released On House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process is made up of each of these steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you have to answer some questions, like your legal name, address, birth date and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- You will be allowed to use the phone in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be given a jail jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail will take from 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, you should plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If there is a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example your driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as an official sentencing order.
The inmate need to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will go into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visitation order will be turned away.
The Kearny County Jail visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you review the official site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden completely.
The Kearny County Jail phone number is: 620-355-6211
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’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, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read by the jail staff, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Kearny County Jail:
Kearny County Jail
P.O. Box P
Lakin, KS 67860
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Kearny County Jail
P.O. Box P
Lakin, KS 67860
The inmate mail policy at Kearny County Jail can change, so you should review the official Kearny County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or relative locate a lawyer for you. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.
To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Kearny County
If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the Kansas State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
Court records are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions in the case. You can access your court records using the Kearny County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your court case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
The Kearny County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should request to get your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve out your sentence.
Do you want to find out if someone is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?
You can you should visit the Kearny County jail website, and do a search using:
- Their name.
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this is freely available.
A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t get the actual address, but rather the block they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that includes a docket and any of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- Drug offenses.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not learn if someone has had any moving violations, like:
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You must be over the age of 21.
- You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You must be a US Citizen.
- You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You must pass a drug test.
- You must have a good level of fitness.
- You must be in good health.
- You must have a valid Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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, yard and pod layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Inmate safety
- Jail gangs
- Prisoner activities and programs
To find driving records, you will have to do a driving history search.
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The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Kearny County, the Kearny County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Kearny County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that getting locked up in Kearny County Jail is very scary, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required 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 Kearny 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 Kearny 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 funds to someone in jail is likely to change, so it would be best to visit the official Kearny County Jail site before you send funds to an inmate.
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.
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Types of Jobs at Kearny County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Kearny 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.
Speak Your Mind
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.
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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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Links and Resources
Kearny County Jail Visitation
Kearny County Jail Jail Mail Link
Kearny County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
Kearny County Warrant Lookup
Kearny County Jail Arrest Lookup
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