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Clay County Jail Information
539 Lincoln Avenue
Clay Center, KS 67432
Phone: (785) 632-5601
The Clay County Jail is located at 539 Lincoln Avenue in Clay Center, KS and is a medium security county jail operated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department.This page tells you all the information about anything you might need to know about the Clay County Jail, like how to locate an inmate, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures and booking, court information, and much much more.
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The goal of this guide is to give info that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and also any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.
Clay County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and want to find out where they are? Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to locate them?
To see who’s in jail at the Clay County Jail you should use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Clay County Jail Inmate Roster is a roster of people who are in jail, which includes status, and schedule for visitation. You can get the same information for anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
Clay County Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Clay County Jail takes you through these steps:
You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
First you will have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact, and they’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history. Next, you will be issued an inmate ID and you will get fingerprinted. Then, any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
They will let you make a telephone call to get in touch with family, friends, or loved one.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.
Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will be released. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge must decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, plan to be released between 9am and noon.
Clay County Jail Visitation
Inmates need to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the Clay County Jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put in a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. All visitors has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so it would be wise to call the facility at (785) 632-5601 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|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
Before you can visit an inmate at the Clay County Jail you have to be on this person’s approved visitation list.
Be sure to take your up to date government issued ID or valid driver’s license when you go to visit or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No phones at Clay County Jail, and you will be searched before you can visit. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anybody probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before they can visit. This kind of visitation is not normally approved.
If the 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 the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not related to the inmate, the minor 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 Clay County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Clay 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.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Clay County Jail:
Clay County Jail
539 Lincoln Avenue
Clay Center, KS 67432
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Clay County Jail
539 Lincoln Avenue
Clay Center, KS 67432
The Clay County Jail mail policy changes frequently, 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 Clay 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 Clay 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 a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Clay County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes, drug crimes like possession or trafficking, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending money to someone in jail could change, so it would be best to review the Clay County Jail site when you send any funds.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Clay 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 Clay County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (785) 632-5601 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 Clay County Jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will most likely need to buy things from the commissary every day, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that inmates can purchase if they have enough money in their account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to personal 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
The only phone calls that Clay County Jail inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden completely.
Phone Number: (785) 632-5601
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at each facility that they operate, 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 Clay 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 state prisons and local jails figuring 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 a lot of money on inmate phone calls. There are some circumstances where we won’t be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the facility has set their inmate calling prices so high that nobody can save you money.
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