The Sedgwick County Jail is operated by the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office. The facility is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, however not all services are available all hours. The Sedgwick County Jail (Detention Facility) holds only adult or adjudicated persons.
How to send mail to an inmate?
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 custodyThe condition of being in the care of the police, Corrective Services or Juvenile Justice as opposed being at liberty in the community.. 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 to sender.
- Mail that is addressed to inmates who are no longer in custodyThe condition of being in the care of the police, Corrective Services or Juvenile Justice as opposed being at liberty in the community. will be stamped “Return to Sender, Inmate No Longer in CustodyThe condition of being in the care of the police, Corrective Services or Juvenile Justice as opposed being at liberty in the community.” 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 censored.
- 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 security risk.
- “Bubble Wrap” packaging is not allowed and will be marked and returned to sender.
How to call an inmate?
All out-going 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.
How to visit an inmate?
Each inmate is allowed one hour of visitation per week. The day of the week is determined by where the inmate is housed. Each inmate may have four adults on their visitation list and the list can be changed on weekends only. An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 18. Visitors must produce a valid government issued ID such as: Driver’s License (DL), state ID card, passport or Military ID for identity verification. Children twelve (12) years of age or older must show a school ID or birth certificate.
If a visitor is disruptive or not properly dressed, visitation may be stopped or refused. If there are papers or a payroll check that requires an inmate’s signature, the items may be brought to the facility on the inmate’s visitation day. The items will be signed and returned to the person bringing the item to the facility.
Sedgwick County Jail Visitation Schedule:
Monday: 1, 3, 10, 17,18, Clinic
Tuesday: 2, 4, 12, 13
Wednesday: 5, 7, 16, 20
Thursday: 6, 8, 11, 19
Friday: 14, 21, 22
Facility Trustees (Pods 9 & 15) Monday – Friday
Sedgwick County Jail Visitation Hours:
1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information check the Inmate Visitation and Guidelines section on the Sheriff’s Website.