Riley County Jail is in Riley County, Kansas and is the jail for this area. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Riley County Jail? This guide tells you information about everything you might want to know about Riley County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Riley County court information. And lots more.
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give information and tips that you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and any comments or tips that could be beneficial to others is welcome.
Riley County Jail
1001 S. Seth Child Rd
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (785) 537-2112
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and want to find them?
Has someone that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?
To search who’s in jail at Riley County Jail you need to navigate to their web site and use the inmate search.
The Riley County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find the same information for anybody arrested and booked or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get the information more quickly if you have their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you’re searching for is locked up at a different jail you can check our guide to other Kansas jails: Kansas Jails
A mugshot, or intake picture, is the picture that the police take during jail intake processing. They will take one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they are kept on file.
Mugshots of Riley County Jail prisoners are on the website, or you can see them at the Riley County Jail. When viewing online you need to put in the person’s legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken down from the Riley County Jail site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For a more in-depth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, 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, once you are incarcerated, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave the area.
In most cases, inmates are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will be required to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail.
Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set before you can be released from jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money 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 will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Riley County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its really easy. First of all, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might use your assets as collateral.
To find a 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
- Get Out on Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure includes the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you will answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
- You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
- You will then be allowed to make a phone call in order to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 15 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will be released. It also might depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to determine the bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, you should plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
If there is a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring required items when you turn yourself in, such as your driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.
In order to have visitors, inmates need to give information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will go in the log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Riley County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so review the jail site before you go.
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. Calls made in jail are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must 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, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden.
The Riley County Jail phone number is: (785) 537-2112
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must print the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and inspected by the staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Riley County Jail is:
Riley County Jail
1001 S. Seth Child Rd
Manhattan, KS 66502
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Riley County Jail
1001 S. Seth Child Rd
Manhattan, KS 66502
The mail policy changes often, so you should visit the the Riley County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You may be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the court system in Riley County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.
To read more about this, click here: How to Find an Attorney
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the Kansas State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?
Court records are public records. Court records include a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the Riley County website, or at the Riley County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Riley County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents associated with your case are kept at Riley County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees and costs are the charges from your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.
A Magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as determining how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind you can ask to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Do you want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?
To do so, you should access the Riley County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail to find out.
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Riley County court website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. 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 a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Riley County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders have to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings online, but you should know that you will not be able to see the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely 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 crimes, which include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug offenses.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to find out if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- 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.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Food and commissary
- Other Inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Jail gangs
- Prisoner programs and activities
To get driving records, you must do a driving history search.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Riley County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of spending time in the Riley County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get used to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Riley 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 Riley 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 process for sending money to someone in jail at Riley County Jail could change, so you should double check the the Riley County Jail website when 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.
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Types of Jobs at Riley County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Riley 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.
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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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Links and Resources
Riley County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Riley County Jail Mail Policy
Locate an inmate at Riley County Jail
Riley County Warrants
Riley County Jail Arrests
Riley County Jail Send Money Procedure
Riley County Jail Employment
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