141 W Elm
Wichita, KS 67203
141 West Elm
Wichita, KS 67203
p 316.660.JAIL (5245)
The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office operates the
Detention Facility. The
facility is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, however not all
services are available all hours. The Sedgwick County Detention Facility
holds only adult or adjudicated persons.
Who's in Jail
Money & Personal Items for
Inmates Housed Out of County
Release of Information
Christian Ministries to
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
If you know a current or former inmate who
served in the military, that inmate may be eligible for a wide variety
of medical, mental health and substance use treatment and services
through the VA healthcare system. To learn about the
services/treatments available at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center
and assistance for the inmate in accessing these services, please
contact Rita Snider LSCSW, Veteran Justice Outreach Coordinator at (316)
For information on who is in the facility and
what they are charged with, check the
Sedgwick Sheriff’s Office Inmate Search or call
(316) 660-5245. The deputy who answers the telephone will be able to
give bond amounts and basic information on how to gain the release of
inmates. It can take two or three hours from the time the inmate is
accepted into the facility before fingerprints and a mug shot are taken.
Inmates cannot be released until these two things occur. The amount of
time that is required varies with the number of persons arrested and the
cooperation of each inmate. Please call before you go to the facility.
If a person held in the facility requires a
bail bondsman to post bond, it is the responsibility of the
inmate or their family or friends to select the person or company to
write the bond. Detention staff is not allowed to recommend any person
or company. Click here for
general information on bonding an inmate out of the Sedgwick County
Cash Only Bonds — Cash bonds are
accepted for the full amount of the bond. Cash is accepted for the full amount of the bond.
The cash for the bond will be placed into a kiosk in the secured lobby. The receipt will be
generated upon deposit into the kiosk. The cash posted may be subject to court costs and fines, at the
discretion of the courts.
here for general information on bonding an inmate out of the Sedgwick
County Detention Facility.
the arresting agency for information on how and where to pickup an
impounded vehicle. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office Records Section
can be reached at 660-3888. Wichita Police Impound at 303-8222.
Money may be placed on an inmate’s account by placing cash or credit bank debit card into the kiosk
located in the lobby of the jail. Kiosks will be available 24 hours a day and the funds are immediately
available for use by the inmate. Money may also be placed onto an inmate’s account from a computer by
going online to www.jailatm.com and using a bank debit card or credit card. Commissary for inmates may
be purchased as well from the website
A minimum transaction fee of $3.25 will be charged in the lobby for cash transactions by the kiosk company
vendor, CBM. Credit card transactions in the lobby or online will incur a $3.25 or 10% fee, whichever is greater.
Money placed in the account of an inmate who is located in an out-of-county facility will be held until that inmate
returns from out-of-county; at which time the money will be added to the inmate’s account. Please see the inmates
housed out of county section below for more information.
Personal clothing, such as socks and underwear are
available to the inmate for purchase and may not be brought in for an
Inmate personal property will only be released once.
To accomplish this the inmate must contact the pod deputy and a property form
will be created. It is the inmates decision if and to whom his/her property will
be released to. The person picking up the property must have a
picture ID. Personal property of inmates sent to KDOC will be boxed and shipped
to the address provided by the inmate. If no one receives the property or the
address is incorrect, the property will be sent to Sheriff’s Property/Evidence
section for storage. If no one arrives to collect the property the items will be
disposed of after 90 days. If during the 90 day period the inmate may have
someone collect the property. This will require a notarized letter stating whom
the property will be released to. That person also must have a photo ID.
wishing to release money to someone outside of the facility may do so
with a check. The person picking up the check must
have a photo ID.
inmate will be provided medical care from the time of admission
throughout their period of incarceration. Inmates who are seen by
medical staff may be charged a co-pay fee. No inmate will be denied
medical care because of an inability to pay. Inmates, who are given a
prescription by medical staff, may be charged a fee for that
prescription. No inmate will be denied prescription drugs because of
inability to pay.
telephone calls will be made collect. A supervisor at the facility will
take emergency incoming telephone calls for inmates. If an emergency is
determined to exist, the inmate will be informed and will return the
telephone call collect to the caller. If a member of the inmate’s family
passes away, the facility chaplain will make the notification after
verification of the death.
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All mail should be
addressed to the inmate at 141 West Elm, Wichita, Kansas 67203.
All mail must be properly addressed with
identification information to clearly identify the inmate in custody.
Mail will be returned to sender if information is insufficient to
reasonably determine the identity of the inmate for whom it is intended.
Cashiers checks, cash and money orders are not
accepted through the mail. Mail containing these items will be returned
Mail that is addressed to inmates who are no longer in
custody will be stamped "Return to Sender, Inmate No Longer in Custody"
and returned. Mail containing unacceptable items or contraband will be
returned with a note of explanation.
All non-privileged mail will be opened and checked for
contraband prior to delivery to inmate.
Privileged mail (legal mail) must have official
markings on the outside of the envelope and will be opened in the
presence of the inmate and checked for contraband but will not be
Newspaper and magazine subscriptions will be accepted
provided they are mailed directly from the publisher; and, does not
include nudity, obscenity or subversive material.
Packages mailed to inmates will not be accepted, but
will be returned to sender unopened.
Contraband items listed below will not be distributed
to the inmate if received through the mail.
lipstick, books or photocopies of books, puzzles,
calendars, glitter, adhesive tape, aerosol cans, aluminum cans or foil,
bar soap, batteries, cigarettes/lights/matches, cosmetics, hair
products, medical products, hygiene items, excessive scent of perfumes,
credit card, ID cards, keys, jewelry, nude, partially nude or nude
photos of men, women or children, pens, pencils, marking pens, art
supplies, records or tapes, electronic equipment devices, musical
greeting cards, playing cards, games, plastic bags, wrap, wire, metal,
plastic objects, string, twine, plastic line, correspondence to an
inmate other than addressee, narcotics, intoxicating beverage and drugs,
weapons or plans for their manufacture, perishable goods (food or
beverage), items not included on the list of authorized possession
issued to inmates or purchased through commissary, any item that
threatens safety, security, or good order of the facility, issued items
that have been altered, money, Polaroid photographs. Other items not
listed may also be excluded from distribution if they are considered a
“Bubble Wrap” packaging is not allowed and will be
marked and returned to sender.
Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office at times houses inmates in other
facilities across the state. Correspondence and money orders should be
mailed directly to the facility holding the inmate.
Click here to find an inmate’s location.
work release program operates at 701 West Harry, Wichita, Kansas 67213
and can be reached at (316) 660-3917. A court order is required to place
an inmate on the program. Because of limited bed space a “waiting list”
is maintained for inmates sentenced to the program. A fee up to $20.00
per day is “charged to all inmates in the program.”
inmate is released from custody, no information may be released.
Questions or difficulties — If you
have a question or difficulty with the staff of the facility, please ask
to speak to a supervisor
To mail a letter to an inmate:
141 W. Elm
Wichita, KS 67203
Information Lines: 316-660-5245
Christian Ministries to Offenders, Inc.
(CMO) is a volunteer ministry devoted to evangelizing the inmates of the
Sedgwick County Detention Facility (SCDF). CMO operates under the authority of
the Sedgwick County sheriff's office and the detention facility and is the
approved ministry for all religious and spiritual programming.
The Mission of
Sedgwick County is to provide quality public services to our community
so everyone can pursue freedom and prosperity in a safe, secure, and
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