Wilson County Jail is located in Wilson County, Kansas and is the jail for this region. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Wilson County Jail? This guide gives you information about everything you might need to know about Wilson County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Wilson County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And more…
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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressful prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and also any tips or comments that would help other people in the same situation would be welcome.
Wilson County Jail
Fredonia, KS 66736
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 620-378-3622
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that has gone to jail and want to find them?
Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
To look up who’s in jail at Wilson County Jail you need to click on their web site and do an inmate search.
The Wilson County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get information about anybody booked or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate the information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If the person you’re searching for might be at another jail you will want to check our guide to other Kansas jails: Kansas County Jails Directory
A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are stored.
Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Wilson County Jail. When viewing online you will have to input the prisoner’s name, and a booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken off of the Wilson County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
Read our in-depth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this may 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 do bail out you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you must not go out of town.
Usually, an inmate in the Wilson County Jail will earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while locked up.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to jail at the end of the day after work, or you could be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to put up 10% of the amount that was set so you can get out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you need to call the Wilson County Jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to 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 never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman might ask to use your assets as collateral.
To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- First, will answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- They will allow you to use the phone 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, they will let you wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will be freed. It also depends on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge needs to figure out the bail amount. For lesser 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, expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
warrant out for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late. Just bring things that are allowed with you, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.
To have visitors, you have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be entered in a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Wilson County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so you should review the official site before you go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. These phone calls are much pricier 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 inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Wilson County Jail phone number is: 620-378-3622
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should write the person’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and inspected by staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Wilson County Jail:
Wilson County Jail
Fredonia, KS 66736
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Wilson County Jail
Fredonia, KS 66736
The Wilson County Jail mail policy can change, so be sure to visit the the Wilson County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you through the criminal justice system in Wilson County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.
For more information about this subject, go to: Find an Attorney
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Kansas.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?
Wilson County court records are a matter of public record. They include a case file containing a docket and all documents filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records related to your court case are kept at Wilson County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees are all costs from your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.
A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case. Magistrate judges do different functions, like setting bail, 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 information about your background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to receive a copy of this report before you are sentenced, and review it and correct any mistakes.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?
To do so, you need to go to the Wilson County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Approximate booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail to find out.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the court records on the Wilson County court website or you can call the court. 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 should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.
A Civil Process is when you get served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Wilson County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view this information on the website, but remember that you will not find the exact address, just the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that contains a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
A criminal records search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not learn if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Inmate safety
- Jail gangs
- Programs and activities
To find driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.
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The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wilson County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of spending time in the Wilson County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Wilson 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 Wilson 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 Wilson County Jail inmates can change, so we suggest that you review the the Wilson County Jail website when you send money 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.
News and Media
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Types of Jobs at Wilson County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wilson 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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been incarcerated at Wilson County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?
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Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?
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Links and Resources
Wilson County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Wilson County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
Wilson County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
Wilson County Jail Warrant Inquiry
Wilson County Jail Arrests
Wilson County Jail Send Money Procedure
Wilson County Jail Jobs
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