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Douglas County Corrections Information
3601 East 25th Street
Lawrence, KS 66046
Phone: (785) 830-1000
The Douglas County Corrections is located at 3601 East 25th Street in Lawrence, KS and is a medium security county jail operated by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.This page tells you information about everything related to the Douglas County Corrections, like how to find an inmate at the Douglas County Corrections, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures, court information, and more.
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The purpose of this guide is to give information and advice that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and also any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.
Douglas County Corrections Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and need to locate them? Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
To find out who is in jail at the Douglas County Corrections you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Douglas County Corrections Inmate Search has information about individuals who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, and visiting hours. You can also find the same information about anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to locate the information quicker if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
Douglas County Corrections Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Douglas County Corrections includes these steps:
They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
The first step is that you will have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person, and they’ll also ask about your mental and medical history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
You will get to make a telephone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or loved one.
If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform.
Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to be released that morning.
Douglas County Corrections Visitation
The inmate must give each visitor’s name to the Douglas County Corrections before you can visit. Your visitors will go into the log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so it would be wise to call the facility at (785) 830-1000 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 someone at the Douglas County Corrections you have to first have your name on this person’s approved visitation list.
Be sure to take your up to date government issued ID or valid driver’s license with you to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No mobile phones are allowed at Douglas County Corrections, and you will be searched before entering. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anyone parole, probation, or other corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not going to be approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is a family member of the inmate, they will have to 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 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 even magazines to an inmate at the Douglas County Corrections. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Douglas County Corrections 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 Douglas County Corrections:
Douglas County Corrections
3601 East 25th Street
Lawrence, KS 66046
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Douglas County Corrections
3601 East 25th Street
Lawrence, KS 66046
The Douglas County Corrections mail policy changes frequently, so visit the the Douglas County Corrections website before you send a letter to an inmate.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Douglas County Corrections. 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 Douglas County Corrections 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 have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible by the public.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket and all documents and filings filed in your case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at the Douglas County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for DUI, drug crimes, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending funds to inmates might change, so we suggest that you review the Douglas County Corrections website before you send funds to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Douglas County Corrections
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 Douglas County Corrections uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (785) 830-1000 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 Douglas County Corrections store. Inmates can purchase a number of things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Keep in mind that you will most likely need to buy things from the commissary every day, 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 money in their trust account. These items 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
All phone calls from the Douglas County Corrections are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely.
The Douglas County Corrections phone number is: (785) 830-1000
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have exclusive contracts at every facility that they operate, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The profits off of all of the phone calls that inmates make 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 Douglas County Corrections. The rates are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three things will determine how much an inmate phone call will cost: 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 keeps up to date 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 calling your inmate. There are some prisons or jails where we will not be able to save you any money, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the facility has set their phone rates so high that nobody can save you money.
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