Sheridan County Jail is in Sheridan County, KS and is the correctional facility for this county. Know someone in Sheridan County Jail? This guide will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about Sheridan County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Sheridan County Jail. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Sheridan County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.
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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a question, just ask them, and any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to others is appreciated.
Sheridan County Jail
940 8Th Street
Hoxie, KS 67740
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (785) 675-3481
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?
Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you want to locate them?
To search who is in jail at Sheridan County Jail you will have to visit their link and use the inmate lookup.
The Sheridan County Jail Inmate List has information on people who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get information on anyone arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you should look here, too: Other Jails in Kansas
A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is a picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a side picture. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they are on file at the jail.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Sheridan County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Sheridan County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After booking, bail will be determined by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are released you will have to agree to show up for court, and you are required not to go out of town.
In most cases, an inmate can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect 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 participate in a work release program. You will either have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total amount set before you can be released. If you don’t go to court, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you must call the Sheridan County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, its easy. First of all, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.
If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Sheridan County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process is made up of 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.
- The first thing you will have to is you will have to answer some simple questions, like your legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You will be given an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
- They will let you use the telephone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.
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When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to determine your bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to be released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the police have a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go to jail, for example your driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.
To have visitors, you need to give information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go in a Visiting log for the inmate. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Sheridan County Jail are always changing, so make sure that you review the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are typically more expensive 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 jail rules, phone privileges might get reduced or cut altogether.
The Sheridan County Jail phone number is: (785) 675-3481
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail will be opened and examined by staff, and will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Sheridan County Jail:
Sheridan County Jail
940 8Th Street
Hoxie, KS 67740
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Sheridan County Jail
940 8Th Street
Hoxie, KS 67740
The inmate mail policy at Sheridan County Jail changes frequently, so we suggest that you check the official website when you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.
For more info on this, read: How to Find an Attorney
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Sheridan County court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents filed in the case. You can access your court records via the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.
Clerk of Court
The Sheridan County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents relating to your case are held at the Sheridan County Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the costs from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.
A Magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to ask to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.
After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be locked up immediately, or given a date that you must go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?
This is pretty simple to do, just you should visit the Sheridan County jail website, and search by:
- Date of birth.
- Approximate booking date.
- or 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 think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants online or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Sheridan County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when you are served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the website, but you should know that you won’t see the actual address, but rather the block they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to the Sheridan County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug offenses.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t be able to see if that person has had any:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Minor infractions or 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 facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Jail food and commissary
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Inmate safety
- Prisoner programs and activities
To search for this information, 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? Did you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Sheridan County, the Sheridan County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of being incarcerated in Sheridan County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to 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 Sheridan 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 Sheridan 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 always changing, so we suggest that you visit the site when send funds to someone in jail 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.
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Types of Jobs at Sheridan County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Sheridan 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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Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?
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