Kansas Jail & Prison

Find Kansas jails, prisons, detention centers, departments of corrections, and penitentaries. Jails and prisons provide information on inmate searches, rosters, lookups, lists, records, and mugshot photos.

Jails & Prisons by County

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What do Jails and Prisons do?

Jails and prisons are government facilities that are responsible for detaining individuals arrested, convicted of a crime or charged with a criminal offense.

Commonly asked questions about Jails and Prisons

What are the main differences between jails and prisons?

Jails are typically used for short-term, temporary holding, while prisons are used for the long-term detainment of convicts. The state or federal government operates prisons while jails are smaller, typically holding people under arrest in small towns, cities, and counties.

How do prisoners spend their days?

In most facilities, the prison serves breakfast as early as 4:30 a.m. Prisoners eat three meals a day, sleep in their own beds, and have access to all sorts of programming and job opportunities. Prisons will have educational and religious programs so that inmates can further their academic pursuits. They also have access to games, television, fitness equipment, and other recreational resources provided by the Department of Corrections.

What happens when an inmate breaks the rules of the institution?

When an offender violates a rule, they will lose privileges given to them or previously awarded for good behavior. Sometimes the prison will place them in solitary confinement, which is a small prison cell with no bed, comforts, or company.

Why are Jails and Prisons necessary?

Prisons and jails are necessary resources because they remove criminals from society, making civilian life much safer, and they help in rehabilitating criminals in the process.