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Bourbon County Jail Information
204 South National Avenue
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Phone: (620) 223-1440
The Bourbon County Jail is located at 204 South National Avenue in Fort Scott, KS and is a medium security county jail operated by the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Department.This guide will tell you info about everything you might need to know about the Bourbon County Jail, such as how to find an inmate at the Bourbon County Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, booking and intake procedures, court information, and much, much more.
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The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information that you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others will be appreciated.
Bourbon County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and want to contact them? Do you know someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
To see who is in jail at the Bourbon County Jail you have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Bourbon County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info for anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find the information quicker if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.
Bourbon County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Bourbon County Jail includes these steps:
They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some basic questions, such as your legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person, and they’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID and you will get fingerprinted. Then, any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
They will let you make a telephone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or somebody else who can help you get out.
If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.
Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process will take between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Bourbon County Jail Visitation
To have visitors, you have to provide each visitor’s name to the Bourbon County Jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go into a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor has to provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Bourbon County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to call the facility at (620) 223-1440 before you try to go to visitation.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
In order to visit an inmate at the Bourbon County Jail you have to first have your name on their approved visitation list.
Make sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visit or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No phones are allowed at Bourbon County Jail, and you will be searched before you can visit. Personal belongings are not allowed. Persons currently on must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Usually is not approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If the visitor is younger than 18 years old and is not a family member of the inmate, this visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Bourbon County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Bourbon County Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at the Bourbon County Jail is:
Bourbon County Jail
204 South National Avenue
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Bourbon County Jail
204 South National Avenue
Fort Scott, KS 66701
The Bourbon County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so it would be best to review the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Bourbon County Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Bourbon County Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and this information is freely available.
Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
A criminal records search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes, drug offenses such as possession or trafficking, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or property crimes like theft or larceny.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send money to inmates are always changing, so review the Bourbon County Jail website before you send any funds.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Bourbon County Jail
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.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Bourbon County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (620) 223-1440 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Bourbon County Jail store. Inmates can buy several different things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will most likely need to use the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that the inmate can purchase if they have sufficient funds in their account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as hygiene products including soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from the Bourbon County Jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.
The Bourbon County Jail phone number is: (620) 223-1440
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at every facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they they control the prices. The profits these phone service providers make from all of the inmate phone calls are split with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Bourbon County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two pricing tiers based on where the inmate is calling. These three things will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For state prisons and local jails learning how to decrease your inmates phone charges can be more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you a lot of money on inmate phone calls. There are some circumstances where we will not be able to save you any money, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the facility has set their inmate calling prices in a way that nobody will be able to save you money.
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