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Butler County Jail Information
701 South Stone Road
El Dorado, KS 67042
Phone: (316) 320-7766
The Butler County Jail is located at 701 South Stone Road in El Dorado, KS and is a medium security county jail operated by the Butler County Sheriff’s Department.This page tells you information about everything you might need to know about the Butler County Jail, such as how to locate an inmate, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures, court information and records, and everything else.
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The goal of this guide is to give you info you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and also any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.
Butler County Jail Inmate Search
Do you know someone that is incarcerated and want to locate them? Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
In order to look up who is in jail at the Butler County Jail you have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Butler County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of individuals who are in jail, including current status, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find info for anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
Butler County Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake procedure at the Butler County Jail takes you through the following steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some basic questions, like your full legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person, and also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history. Next, you will be issued an inmate ID number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
You will be allowed to make a telephone call in order to contact a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.
When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get released. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you have a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a release date, expect to get released in the morning.
Butler County Jail Visitation
To have visitors, you have to provide each visitor’s full name to the Butler County Jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered into a log of visitors as an approved visitor. All visitors will be required to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Butler County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you call the facility at (316) 320-7766 before you go to the jail to visit.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
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|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
Before you can visit an inmate at the Butler County Jail you must first be added to the inmate’s visitation list.
Be sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license with you to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No cellphones are allowed at Butler County Jail, and you will be searched. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anyone under must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before they can visit. Usually is not going to be approved.
If a visitor is under the age of 18 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 a visitor is younger than 18 years old and is not related to the inmate, this visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Butler County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Butler 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 mailing address for the Butler County Jail is:
Butler County Jail
701 South Stone Road
El Dorado, KS 67042
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Butler County Jail
701 South Stone Road
El Dorado, KS 67042
The Butler County Jail mail policy changes often, so it would be best to review the site 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 Butler 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 Butler 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 think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court directly. 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 there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Butler County jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and the information is accessible by the public.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and all documents filed in the case. You can access court records on their website, or at the Butler County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to 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 completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal records search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes, drug offenses such as possession or trafficking, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes, or property crimes like theft or larceny.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send funds to Butler County Jail jail inmates change frequently, so you should check the Butler County Jail site when you send money to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Butler 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 Butler County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (316) 320-7766 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 Butler County Jail store. Inmates can buy different things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to buy things from the commissary daily, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that inmates can buy if they have sufficient funds in their trust account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as hygiene products such as 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
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Butler County Jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Butler County Jail phone number is: (316) 320-7766
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have exclusive contracts at each facility that they have a contract with, which means that they get to set the prices. The profits these phone service providers make from all inmate phone calls are shared 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 Butler County Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following 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 the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails finding out how to lower your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com is an expert in keeping up with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on inmate phone calls. There are some prisons or jails 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 phone rates so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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