What are Kansas Inmate Records?
Kansas Prison and Jail System
The state of Kansas has ten adult prison facilities. They are spread throughout the state, and one of them is a work-release facility. There are roughly 10,000 people in state prison in Kansas and another 7,400 in local county jails.
The county jails hold temporary inmates awaiting hearing or trial and those serving very short sentences. Many of the county jails have inmate rosters where you can find loved ones who have been arrested and are placed in jail before they await sentencing.
How to Search for Inmates in Kansas
To search for an inmate in Kansas, simply visit the Kansas Department of Corrections website and use the “Offender Search” feature. You can enter the person’s name (first, middle, or last) or their KDOC number (inmate number). You can also filter by entries with photos, a thumbnail, and aliases.
The results will show a list of the offenders’ KDOC, name, gender, race, birth date, age, status, and where the information came from. Clicking on the offender’s name will show you more information such as a mugshot, convictions, sentencing, crime details, the facility where they are currently held, along with participation in any DOC programs. You can sometimes see a potential release or parole date also.
Types of Jails in Kansas
How to Contact, Send Money to or Visit an Inmate in Kansas
Once an inmate is provided with visitation privileges, you can apply to get on their approved list. You must visit the Kansas DOC website to download the paperwork and then mail it in. You must follow all facility rules when visiting, and you can only visit during designated days and times.
Inmates in Kansas are allowed email and regular mail. You must follow strict guidelines on what you can send and how when mailing inmates anything. Kansas uses the jPay system for email to and from inmates.