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Ellis County, Kansas Sheriff Overview

Ellis County is a county found in the central part of Kansas. Its county seat is in Hays. Ellis County is the official German Capital of Kansas. German immigrants settled in Hays, Ellis, Victoria, and nearby villages in the 1870s and 1880s. Ellis County is named after George Ellis, first lieutenant of the Twelfth Kansas Infantry. Zip codes in Ellis County include 67667, 67627, 67556, 67671, 67674, 67637, 67640, 67651, 67660, 67601, 67663.

The Sheriff of Ellis County is currently Ed Harbin. You can contact the Sheriff through his email address at [email protected].

Ellis County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 105 W. 12th St.
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: (785) 625-1040
Fax: (785) 625-1058

Inmate Search in Ellis County Jail

The Ellis County Jail does not maintain an online list of incarcerated inmates. The State of Kansas, however, offers statewide inmate search, with the Kansas Criminal Justice Information System through the Kansas Adult Supervised Population Electronic Repository (KASPER), with filters like First, Last and Middle Names, KDOC Number, Social Security Number, State ID (KBI) Number, and Advanced Search (Race, Gender, Birth Date, Age Range, Conviction County, Parole Supervision County, CC Supervision Location, Facility (Inmates Only), Supervision Type. Each inmate file contains their Names, Birthdates, Demographics (Eye Color, Hair Color, Height, Weight, Gender, Race), Current Status reported by Dept. of Corrections, Convictions (County, Case Number (I), Offense Date, Sentencing Date, ACS, Criminal Conviction Description, Counts, Crime Severity Level, Case Status (II), State), KDOC Physical Location History(s) (Location, Movement Date, Movement Reason), KDOC Disciplinary Report(s) since January 1996 (Date, Class, Location, Type of report). To inquire, it’s best to personally visit the Sheriff at 105 W. 12th St., Hays, KS or call them at (785) 625-1040 (Sheriff).

The Ellis County Jail is a 20,000-square foot, 72-bed jail facility located right next the Ellis County Courthouse.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

Contact visits will not be allowed. Inmate visitation will be Tuesday through Friday between 9 AM and 7 PM. All visitation will be via video phone located in the hours of the lobby area between the Courthouse and the Sheriff’s Department. Up to 3 approved visitors will be allowed at one time. Visitation is for 25 minutes and may be monitored by Jail Staff. Visitations will need to be scheduled. Visitation will be Tuesday through Friday.

All visitors must present a picture identification card in order to visit (except for minor children). No exceptions! An identification card is a Driver’s License, State ID. card, etc.
All inmates placed in the Ellis County Jail will be allowed a minimum of one (1) visitation period per week of at least a twenty (20) minutes duration.
All minor children must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or legal counsel.
All visitors must sign in upon arrival to the jail. A check will be made on each individual, not including minors, to see if that individual has any outstanding warrant(s).
It shall be the policy of the Ellis County Jail not to discriminate against any inmate regarding any rights, including visitation.
All visitors must be dressed appropriately. Visitors must be wearing shirt, shoes, pants or shorts. No provocative or revealing clothing (no miniskirts, short shorts, low-cut tops, etc.) will be allowed.
Visitors are not allowed to take any items (no purses, backpacks, etc.) into visitation.
Food products, drinks, or gum will not be allowed in the visitation area. If the visitor takes these items into visitation area the visitor will be removed and not allowed to complete the visit.
No cell phones or cameras allowed in visitation. All visitors are subject to audio and video recording while in the building. Visitors are also subject to search for the introduction of contraband into the facility.

Visitation Time:
Section visitation days will be:
Tuesday – Sections A and C
Wednesday – Sections B and D
Thursday – Sections E and F
Friday – Sections G and H

Visitors will be able to add funds to the inmate’s account by using the kiosk in the lobby or by going to 50% of your incoming money will be applied to any outstanding medical bills.

The Inmate Telephone Service at the Ellis County Jail is contracted with Crown Correctional Telephone, Inc. for all outgoing telephone calls. No incoming calls are allowed and calls are subject to monitoring and recording. The system offers two types of calling programs: Collect and Pre-Paid. For questions regarding charges on your home or office phone bill, please call NCIC Operator Services at 1-800-382-2887. To set-up a pre-paid telephone account with your credit card, please call NCIC Operator Services at 1-800-943-2189.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. The definition of a sex offender is a person convicted of a crime involving sex, including rape, molestation, and production or distribution of child pornography.

You can access this information online for Ellis County by going to this link, but bear in mind that searches sometimes reveal primary last known addresses or, rather the block that they live on. You are also required to accept a disclosure to use the database.

Bail and Bail Bondsman

A bond is a monetary guarantee that a defendant will show up in court when ordered by a judge. The defendant signs his bond which is a written promise that if he does not show up as required he will forfeit the bail amount to the court along with any fees. For all practical purposes there is no difference between a bond and bail. A cosigner or bondsman may also sign and post bond on the defendant’s behalf, giving the court additional assurances that the defendant will make his court appearances.

Kansas accepts the following types on bond.

Cash Bond. The defendant gives the money to the court to get his release. The money is returned at the end of the trial if the defendant completes their court responsibilities.

Personal Recognizance. This is also referred to as own recognizance or a signature bond. This allows the defendant to get out of jail without posting cash or assets as securities

Surety Bond. This involves participation of a professional surety, a bondsman. The bondsman promises the court the defendant will appear or the bondsman will pay the court the amount of the bond.

Cash Deposit. Ten percent of the bond amount is given to the court up front. Most of the money is returned at the end of the case if the defendant takes care of all his court responsibilities.

Property Bond. The deed to a home or real estate is signed over to the court to guarantee the defendant’s participation in their court orders. This is fairly uncommon.

1. Applicable Statutes.
2. At one time, Kansas had very detailed provisions regarding bail in Kansas Statutes ANNOTATED CHAPTER 61.–PROCEDURE, CIVIL, FOR LIMITED ACTIONS ARTICLE 3.–ARREST AND BAIL. However, this article was repealed.

Ellis County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office:Ellis County Probation Department
Location:105 West 12th Street, Hays, Kansas, 67601
Ellis County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined28
Avg Daily Population32
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll9
Full time total employees9
Total salaries and wages245927
Other operating expenditures92301
Total construction costs33830
Equipment, furnishings, etc30000
Year of original construction1975
Year of major renovation1993
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 105 WEST 12TH STREET HAYS KS 67601

Ellis County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201617,130
Number Employed Annual Average, 201616,586
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016544
Unemployment Rate, 20163.2
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201549,192
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Ellis County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20143,361
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201512.0
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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