Kansas State Records
Kansas Inmate Records
Kansas inmate records are a compilation of identifying information and crime-related data of prisoners of the state of Kansas. As per state laws, all or some of this information may be made available to members of the public on request, depending on the authority of the requestor. The information contained in these records includes the personal information of the inmates, such as their names, gender, birth date, nationality, and unique identifiers, as well as details of their criminal offenses, most current charges and sentence, DOC numbers and prospective release or court dates. This information is primarily disbursed by the state department of corrections or the staff of the holding facility where the inmate is detained.
Kansas State Prison System
While city and county jails and detention centers are managed by local law enforcement agencies, the Kansas state prison system is operated by the Kansas Department of Corrections. In total, the department operates 12 facilities, 8 of which house adult inmates while 3 are satellite correctional facilities and one, a juvenile institution.
The KDOC is tasked with determining the operational guidelines of all state-run facilities. These guidelines are typically adopted by local enforcement agencies in the operations of county and city detention centers. Ultimately, inmate records of state prisoners are held and can be requested from the state department of corrections. However, data regarding inmates of local jails are often restricted to the holding facilities as most county/city jails serve as temporary holding centers.
How do I Visit Inmates In Kansas Prisons and Correctional Facilities?
All persons with intentions to visit inmates in facilities under the jurisdiction of the KDOC are advised to review the department's visitation policies. Kansas state inmates may receive visitors provided they meet the state's background check requirements.
Offenders are required to apply for visiting privileges using the visitation application form. The application must indicate persons from whom they wish to receive visits. The listed persons will comprise the inmate's visitation list and approved persons may then schedule visits at the inmate's facility. This list may be transferred between facilities.
Visitors will be required to present a government-issued photo ID upon arriving at the facility, and all visitors will be subject to routine searches as demanded by the KDOC. Non-adult visitors may be required to also provide identification documents before entering the facility.
Contacting Incarcerated Persons In Kansas
Kansas state inmates may be contacted via mail or telephone as provided by the KDOC inmate communications policies. Inmate telephone privileges include permission to make collect/pre-paid calls and inmate calls are restricted to persons whose numbers are listed on the detainee's approved call list. In order to receive phone calls from an inmate, interested persons are required to contact the department's designated vendor at (855) 698-0010 in order to sign up for a prepaid account. Other information regarding the process may be obtained from the Inmate Telephone Page and Customer Service Information sheet.
All mail correspondence to current inmates must only include letters and photographs which meet the departments mail specification. Inmates are not allowed to receive items, including stamps, and all letters must indicate the inmate's full name, KDOC number as well as the sender's name and address.
Inmate mail should be addressed thus:
- Inmate Name & KDOC Number
- Current Housing Unit
- Institution/Facility Name
- Institution/Facility Address
- City, State, ZIP
How do I Send Money to an Inmate in Kansas?
As indicated on the Inmate Banking Information Page of the KDOC website, inmate friends and family may deposit money into an inmate's commissary account using either of the department's vendors: JPay or AccessCorrections.
Online payments can be made via JPay and will require the sender to establish an account. This may be done online at www.jpay.com or by calling (800) 574-5729. Using the established account, inmates may also be allowed to receive electronic messages depending on the facility where the inmate is located.
Similarly, deposits can be made via access corrections which also requires the sender to open an account on t www.accesscorrections.com or call (866) 345-1884. Deposits can be made at any of the CashPayToday walk-in facilities or the other locations listed on the page.
All deposits must be accompanied by the recipient's details -- this must include the names fill name, designated DOC ID. Senders are also advised to include their own names as well as required return addresses.
Locations of Kansas Correctional Facilities
Listed below are the addresses and contact information of all the state-run correctional facilities in the U.S. state of Kansas:
El Dorado Correctional Facility (EDCF)
P.O. Box 311
El Dorado, KS 67042
Phone: (316) 321-7284
Fax: (316) 322-2018
EDCF Satellite Units
Southeast Medium Unit
2501 W. 7th St.,
Oswego, KS 67356
Phone: (316) 322-2045
Southeast Minimum Unit
1022 Fordyce Blvd.,
Oswego, KS 67356
Phone: (316) 322-2045
Ellsworth Correctional Facility Central & Satellite Unit
P.O. Box 107
Ellsworth, KS 67439
Phone: (785) 472-5501
Fax: (785) 472-6365
Hutchinson Correctional Facility
500 Reformatory St,
P.O. Box 1568
Hutchinson, KS 67504-1568
Phone: (620) 662-2321
Fax: (620) 728-3473
Juvenile Correctional Complex
1430 NW 25th St,
Topeka, KS 66618
Phone: (785) 354-9800
Fax: (785) 354-9878
Lansing Correctional Facility
301 E Kansas St,
Lansing, KS 66043
Phone: (913) 727-3235
Fax: (913) 250-2762
Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility
Larned, KS 67550
Phone: (620) 285-6249
Fax: (620) 285-8070
Norton Correctional Facility
11130 Road E4,
P.O. Box 546
Norton, KS 67654
Phone: (785) 877-3389
Fax: (785) 877-6604
NCF Satellite Unit
P.O. Box 527
Stockton, KS 67669
Phone: (785)) 425-6745
Fax: (785) 877-6760
Topeka Correctional Facility
815 SE Rice Rd,
Topeka, KS 66607
Phone: (785) 296-3432
Fax: (785) 559-5112
Winfield Correctional Facility
1806 Pinecrest Cir,
Winfield, KS 67156
Phone: (620) 221-6660
Fax: (620) 221-9229
Wichita Work Release
401 S. Emporia St.
Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: (316) 265-5211 ext. 200 or ext. 232
Fax: (316) 262-5936
How to Find Information on Inmates in Kansas Jails and Prisons
All information pertaining to current Kansas state prisoners are generally maintained and disseminated by individual facilities across the state. However, this information is also pooled by the Kansas State Department of Corrections, which provides them to interested members of the public upon request. The department disseminates inmate information via corrections staff or online resources.
The KDOC website features publications relating to inmate welfare, correspondence, and visitation. Also featured on the website are tools that may be used to search for personal and crime-related data of inmates. Other information which cannot be found on the site may be obtained by contacting the department or any of the correctional facilities.
How do I Find Inmate Records from Kansas State Jails?
Public inmate data may be obtained using the KDOC Offender Search Tool. The tool may also be used to search for parole and community corrections absconders. Searches may be conducted on the tool using any of the inmate's names, aliases or their designated KDOC number.
Other information such as details of the inmates charges, current sentence and personal data will also be provided along with their housing facility location. Users may opt to view offender mugshots as well. For further information regarding inmate locations and related queries, the Records Division of the department may be contacted at (785) 296-0144.
Full Criminal Case Details:
- Domestic Violence
- Parole Violation
- Probation Violation
- Sexual Assault
Results are based upon available information from state, county and municipal databases, and may not include some or all of the above details.
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