Atchison County Jail Emailing An Inmate

Atchison County Jail

Address:
518 Parallel St
Atchison, KS 66002

Phone:

913-367-8202

How do I Send Texts / Emails to an Inmate at Atchison County Jail

Atchison County Jail uses the services of Inmate Sales to allow text messaging communication between inmates and their friends and family.

Chirping is the product name for inmate texting.  
This product allows inmates to send chirps (texts) to friends and family members.


Here's how it works:

  • First you must register, and then funds are added to the inmate's account. If you want to pay by phone, call 877-998-5678.
  • When an inmate gets the device they may send 5 free automated messages each day for the first three days of possession of the chirping device.  
  • These automated messages will inform the person the inmate Chirped who is sending the Chirps and the facility they are Chirping from.
  • It will then ask them to go to a direct link to the inmate's account on the Inmate Sales website.
  • The website will then instruct them to use a credit card to put money on the inmate's account.  

Cost of Chirping:  

  • Inmates will be charged a monthly service fee of $4.00.  Inbound and Outbound Chirps are $0.10 each.
  • If an inmate has available funds on their chirping device they will be able to chirp any cell phone and that chirp will appear to be a normal text. 
  • If you wish to stop receiving Chirps from an inmate, reply to the Chirp with STOP.

iphone app
Google Play app

 

Atchison County Jail Announces Major Inmate Email and Text Policy - January 4, 2023

Due to the ability of third party companies providing a secure environment for Atchison County Jail inmates and their contacts outside the facility to communicate digitally, this facility will now (or soon) be providing the ability for digital messaging.

Secure digital messaging allows for a delay between the emails of the inmate and their friends and family, so that the jail can scan the communication for illegal or other communications against their policies.

Note that all messages, both sent and received, will be saved and will be referred to in the inmate's existing or future criminal charges. 

Complete instructions on how to sign up for this service for the Atchison County Jail, and how it works can be found below. Call 913-367-8202 if you have any questions.

Emailing & Texting an inmate at Atchison County Jail

Atchison County Jail allows emailing and texting to an Inmate using Inmate Canteen

To email or text an inmate, it requires funds on your communication account. You can add funds to your communication account via computer by selecting to “Send Text to an Inmate”.
On the next page and you will see your current balance with an “Add Funds” button below it. Select this button to add funds.
All deposits to the communications account are non-refundable until the inmate is no longer at the jail. To allow the inmate's email replies to be charged to your communications account go to "My Account", then "Edit Email Address" and adjust or add your e-mail address to allow for replies to be charged to your account. 

Atchison County Jail now offers Homewav ComPAS™ (Portable Access System) tablets to their inmates.


 
Homewav is the same company that handles the inmate phone system, video visitations, email and texting and digital letters.

The tablets can be rented on a monthly basis and while not directly connected to the internet, the inmates can use them for phone, visits, messages, education, self-help and entertainment.

Questions:

To learn more about Homewav tablets, the dozens of features, cost and how to get one delivered to your inmate, check out our Inmate Tablet page.


 

How Do Inmates in Atchison County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Atchison County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Atchison County Jail uses the services of HOMEWAV.
  • Register with them online or call them at 844-394-6639
  • Agents are available from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Atchison County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits or Purchasing Calling Cards.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Atchison County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, video, messaging, time limits and more, visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Visit or Email an Inmate in Atchison County Kansas or visiting an inmate at the jail

To visit or email an inmate in Atchison County follow these steps:

  • In addition to visiting inmates at the jail, Atchison County Jail uses a video visitation service called HomeWav.
  • Register and Sign Up Here.
  • Complete all steps of the registration process to get full access to Atchison County Jail inmate communication services.
  • Add ‘Talk to me Funds’ to your account using your credit or debit card.
  • Then you just wait for your Atchison County inmate to communicate.
    How do you add Funds to your account?
  • Once you are logged in, click “Add Talk to Me Funds".
  • Type in the amount of dollars you want to add to your account.
  • Click “Update”.
  • Choose a way to pay (Credit, debit, or prepaid card).

Who do you contact if you are having any problems arranging the remote video visit, phoning or emailing of an inmate in Atchison County?
Call HomeWav support at 314-764-2872, or toll free 844-394-6639.
Monday – Friday 
9:00AM to 6:00PM EST
Saturday – Sunday 
8:00AM to 6:00PM EST

NOTE: All communications between you and your inmate at Atchison County Jail will be recorded and stored. Do not discuss your inmate's case or other sensitive information as it can be used against them (or you) in court.

For full instructions on all the benefits of using Homewav to visit a Atchison County inmate, visiting an inmate at the jail itself, email and texting an inmate, rates, policies, rules, dress codes, bringing children, attorney and clergy visits and more, go to our official Visit Inmate Page. 


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Atchison County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Atchison County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Inmate Sales, the company that handles inmate messaging in Atchison County, by creating an account.
  • Select Kansas, then select Atchison County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • If you want to pay by phone, call 877-998-5678.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

-  Chirping is the product name for inmate texting.  
-  This product allows Atchison County inmates to send chirps (texts) to friends and family members.
-  Inmates will be charged a monthly service fee of $4.00.
-  Inbound and Outbound Chirps are $0.10 each.

Inmate Sales Apps

iphone app
Google Play app

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Atchison County Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Atchison County.


 

How Do Inmates in Atchison County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Atchison County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Atchison County Jail uses the services of a company named Inmate Sales.
  • Register with them online or call them at 877-998-5678
  • Agents are available M-F from 8:00 AM - 12:00 midnight EST, Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Atchison County inmates and their families and friends include: Collect Calling, PIN Debit, Purchasing Calling Cards, Deposits, Messaging & Video Visitation.

iphone app
Google Play app

For all the information regarding phone calls with Atchison County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Have Remote Video Visits with an Inmate in Atchison County

To register and sign up for a remote visitation account with Inmate Canteen to communicate with your Atchison County Jail inmate, follow the instructions below:

  • Register and create an account with your Atchison County inmate using Inmate Canteen.
  • Inmate Canteen has excellent quality video visits between your home device and a video terminal in the inmate's housing area at Atchison County Jail.
  • You can also send and receive secure messages and use them to make and receive phone calls with your Atchison County inmate.
  • This is a fee based service.

Instructions for Inmate Video Visitation:
- Register or Log in to your account
- Select Atchison County Jail and the inmate you wish to visit.
- Select the "Video Visit an Inmate" option
- Follow the prompts on screen to schedule the visit.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding visiting with an inmate (both at the jail and remotely) in Atchison County, visit our full page guide

NOTE: All video visits are recorded and stored. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Also, be warned that some video visits providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.


 

How Do Inmates in Atchison County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Atchison County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Atchison County Jail uses the services of Inmate Canteen.
  • Register online, or log in if you already have an account with them. (Note: Chrome works best with this website)
  • Services for Atchison County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits or Purchasing Calling Cards.

Instructions on Purchasing Calling Cards or setting up to receive calls from an inmate:

  • Register or Log in to your account
  • Select Kansas, then Atchison County Jail, then the inmate you wish to purchase a phone card or calling time for.
  • Select the "Purchase Phone Card for an Inmate" option.
  • Follow the prompts on screen to purchase the phone card for your inmate in Atchison County.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Atchison County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Atchison County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Atchison County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to create an account, or Log in to your account at Inmate Canteen if you already have one.
  • Select Kansas, then Atchison County Jail, and then the inmate you wish to purchase commissary items for.
  • Select the "Purchase Commissary Items" option.
  • Follow the prompts on screen to purchase items for an inmate.
  • Maximum spend is $125.00.
  • NOTE: Atchison County Jail may at times only allow online deposits for your inmate to purchase their own commissary locally. 

For all information, tips and to see the hundreds of available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Atchison County Jail, or to see how deposit money so that your inmate can purchase their own commissary, check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Atchison County.


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Atchison County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Atchison County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Inmate Canteen to create an account or log in if you already have one.
  • Select Kansas, then select Atchison County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Add money to your account.
  • Verify your email.
  • Send message.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your Atchison County inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Atchison County Jail, the costs, rules, policies and more check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Atchison County.