Pratt County Jail is located in Pratt County, KS and is the jail for that region. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Pratt County Jail? This site will tell you all about everything you might need to know about Pratt County Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Pratt County court information. And everything else.
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the advice and information that you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and need to contact them?
Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you want to find them?
To search who’s in jail at Pratt County Jail you will have to navigate to their website and perform an inmate search.
The Pratt County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can get the same information for anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get the information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If your friend or family member is in another jail you will want to check the other Kansas county jails in our Kansas County Jail Guide: Kansas County Jails Listing
A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is the photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they are stored.
Mugshots can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Pratt County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the person’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Pratt County Jail site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For more information about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and until then you can’t go out of town.
In most cases, inmates are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.
If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to stay jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.
Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the Pratt County Jail. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s easy. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman may request to use assets as collateral for the bond.
To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Pratt County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process is made up of each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
- The first step is that you will have to answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- All of your personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
- You will get to make a telephone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged will take from 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, report to the jail, and tell them that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late. Only bring necessary items with you, like your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.
To have visitors, you must list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will be required to provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so make sure that you visit the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail gets opened and inspected and read by the staff, and will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.
The mailing address for Pratt County Jail is:
Pratt County Jail
303 S. Oak St.
Pratt, KS 67124
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Pratt County Jail
303 S. Oak St.
Pratt, KS 67124
The inmate mail policy at Pratt County Jail changes frequently, so you should check the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you have particular 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 it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.
To read more about this, read our guide: 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. The Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Kansas.
Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?
Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a case file containing a docket and all of the documents and motions filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept at Pratt County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees are all costs associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.
The Pratt County court magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your court case. They do many different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to see a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?
To find this out just visit the Pratt County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- Their name.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or jail ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records online or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.
A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but bear in mind that you won’t see the street address, just the block they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding or wreckless driving.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- You have the right to protection from the accused.
- You have the right to notification.
- You have the right to attend proceedings.
- You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- You have the right to restitution.
- You have the right to a speedy trial.
- You 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.
- Conditions in Pratt County Jail.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Commissary and food
- Visitation Days
- Other Inmates.
- Prisoner activities and programs
To search for this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may help other people.
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On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Pratt County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Pratt County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List:
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Pratt County jail is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Pratt 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 Pratt 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 procedure to send funds to jail inmates changes, so it would be best to check the official Pratt County Jail site when send funds to someone in jail 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 Pratt County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pratt 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.
If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.
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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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been locked up in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Pratt County Jail?
If yes, then please tell us about it. Write about your experience because others will know what to expect.
Things you can include in the review:
Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Did you make friends in jail? Need to say wassup to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.
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