Pawnee County Jail is located in Pawnee County and is the main correctional facility for the area. Know someone locked up at Pawnee County Jail? This page tells you all about everything you might want to know about Pawnee County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Pawnee County Jail. How to view Pawnee County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressful situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and advice you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that would help others would be welcome.
Pawnee County Jail
116 W 8Th
Larned, KS 67550
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is in jail and need to contact them?
Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find them?
To search who is in jail at Pawnee County Jail you have to click on their web site and perform an inmate search.
The Pawnee County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find the same information on anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If the inmate you are looking for is incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Kansas jails: Kansas Jails
A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of Pawnee County Jail prisoners can be searched on the Pawnee County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Pawnee County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in the inmate’s full name, and the booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot erased from the Pawnee County Jail site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the 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
Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are released you will have to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you can’t leave town.
Typically, prisoners in the Pawnee County Jail will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will either have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail.
Bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to post 10% of the amount set before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it’s really easy. First, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.
If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might request to use your assets as collateral for the bond.
To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- 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 procedure is made up of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- You will have to answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
- You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to 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 might get to wear your own clothes, if not you will have to wear a jumpsuit.
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When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to be released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates need to list information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the visitation log for the inmate. Each and every visitor will have to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Pawnee County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you check the jail site before you visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.
The Pawnee County Jail phone number is: 620-285-2211
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You should write the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail is opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Pawnee County Jail is:
Pawnee County Jail
116 W 8Th
Larned, KS 67550
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Pawnee County Jail
116 W 8Th
Larned, KS 67550
The Pawnee County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so you should visit the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in Pawnee County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.
To read more about how to find an attorney, visit: Find a Lawyer
If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the Kansas State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
Court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions in your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents related to your case are available at Pawnee County Clerk of Court office.
Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.
A Magistrate is the person that presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, which include deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to request to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are required to report to jail to serve out your sentence.
Do you need to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?
To do this, you need to go to the Pawnee County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records on the Pawnee County court website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the street address, rather the block that they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a court docket and any filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Pawnee County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will 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:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t be able to see if they had:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- 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 facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- Other Inmates.
- Prisoner safety
- Jail gangs
- Prisoner programs and activities
To find this kind of information, you have to do a driving records search.
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Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Pawnee County, the Pawnee County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Pawnee County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Pawnee County Jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Pawnee 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 Pawnee 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 procedure to send funds to Pawnee County Jail inmates is likely to change, so it would be best to review the site before you send money to an inmate there.
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 Pawnee County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pawnee 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.
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
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Tell Your Story
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Links and Resources
Pawnee County Jail Visitation Procedures
Pawnee County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
Locate an inmate at Pawnee County Jail
Pawnee County Warrant Lookup
Pawnee County Jail Arrest Lookup
Pawnee County Jail Send Money Procedure
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