Hamilton County Jail Inmate Visitation

Hamilton County Jail

Address:
Box 764
Syracuse, KS 67878

Phone:

620-384-5616

Hamilton County Jail Visitation Schedule and Announcement - January 4, 2023

Inmates at the Hamilton County Jail, now that the COVID pandemic is waning, once again allows inmates to get visits from friends and loved ones. Visits are either on-site (no contact) at the facility, and/or using the video services of the third party company outlined below.

Call 620-384-5616 for inmate communication updates as schedules can change without much advance notice.

Hamilton County Jail inmates are allowed one to two visits of 30 minutes each at the facility, and potentially no limit on the number of visits when using the home based video visitation service.

Rules, guidelines and schedules are listed on this page. Failure to adhere to them will result in your inmate and you losing your visitation privileges.

VIDEO VISITATION - INFORMATION, SCHEDULES, DURATION AND COST

Hamilton County Jail uses the services of correctpay.com (aka JailFunds) for you to schedule and visit your inmate via remote video visitation.

You can ‘video visit’ your inmate one of three ways:

  • Visit from your home computer.
  • Visit from the correctpay VendEngine Kiosk in the jail lobby.
  • Visit by using the JailFunds iphone or Android app

Go here to begin the process to schedule a visit.

What is the cost to do remote video visitation?
Paid Remote Visits
Having a remote visit from your Home or app, the cost of each 20-25 minute ‘friends and family remote visit’ will be approximately $7.95 plus tax.
FREE Remote Visits
Visitors can also choose to come to the jail and video chat with an inmate via the JailFunds/VendEngine kiosk in the lobby. The video visit on-site at the jail is FREE.

You can deposit money four different ways:

  • Deposit online at correctpay.com
  • Deposit at the correctpay VendEngine kiosk in the Hamilton County Jail lobby.
  • Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 855-836-3364
  • Deposit through their iOS or Android app.

Attorney Visits only!  < (Lawyers, go here)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Visiting Hours in Hamilton County Jail

The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:

  • The day of the week.
  • Where the inmate is housed.
  • The inmate's sex.
  • Whether or not it is a Holiday.
  • Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.
  • If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Hamilton County Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call 620-384-5616 to ask for special consideration.

Hamilton County Jail Visitation Application Process

Hamilton County Jail may require visitors to fill out an application prior to your visiting an inmate.
Carefully fill out the application. Incomplete paperwork is cause for denial.
Honesty, especially regarding past criminal convictions, probation etc., is important. These things will most likely show up on the background check – which if lied about on the application, will cause visits to be denied.
Call 620-384-5616 to ask specific questions about the application.

Hamilton County Jail - Remote Video Visitation with your Inmate

Hamilton County Jail uses the services of correctpay.com (aka JailFunds) for you to schedule and visit your inmate via remote video visitation.

You can ‘video visit’ your inmate one of three ways:

  • Visit from your home computer.
  • Visit from the correctpay VendEngine Kiosk in the jail lobby.
  • Visit by using the JailFunds iphone or Android app

Go here to begin the process to schedule a visit.

What is the cost to do remote video visitation?
Paid Remote Visits
Having a remote visit from your Home or app, the cost of each 20-25 minute ‘friends and family remote visit’ will be approximately $7.95 plus tax.
FREE Remote Visits
Visitors can also choose to come to the jail and video chat with an inmate via the JailFunds/VendEngine kiosk in the lobby. The video visit on-site at the jail is FREE.

You can deposit money four different ways:

  • Deposit online at correctpay.com
  • Deposit at the correctpay VendEngine kiosk in the Hamilton County Jail lobby.
  • Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 855-836-3364
  • Deposit through their iOS or Android app.

Attorney Visits only!  < (Lawyers, go here)

correctpay.com Help
24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364
Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Visit an Inmate in Hamilton County Jail

Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
Visitation applicants in Hamilton County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.
Jails limit the number of people that can visit an inmate to two adults each visit.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

Call 620-384-5616 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
It is likely that the Hamilton County Jail will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status.
Call 620-384-5616 prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.
If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.
If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.
The Hamilton County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.

Hamilton County Jail Visitation Dress Code

The Hamilton County Jail staff reserves the right to turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time. 

  • Wear clothes that are not revealing.
  • Don't wear see-through material.
  • Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
  • Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
  • Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.

The following types of clothing are also prohibited:

  • Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
  • Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
  • Clothing depicting anything obscene.

Call 620-384-5616 to ask specific questions about the Hamilton County Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines.

Hamilton County Jail Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass or on a televised screen from another location.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

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

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

  • Go to JailATM, choose Kansas, then choose Hamilton County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Hamilton County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Hamilton County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Hamilton County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Hamilton County.


 

How Does an Inmate Make Phone Calls in Hamilton County Jail?

To receive phone calls from an inmate in Hamilton County follow these instructions:

Hamilton County Jail uses the services of NCIC for inmate phone calling. It is called a ‘friends & family account”.

In order to receive phone calls from your inmate, you need to do the following:

  • Register here, or by phone 800-943-2189
  • Choose Kansas.
  • Choose Hamilton County Jail
  • Select your Inmate.
  • Enter the phone number your Inmate will be calling.
  • Fund your Account. ($10-$100 at a time)

NOTE:
1.   You cannot receive any calls to your phone number from your inmate until both you and your phone number are registered.
2.  When you do receive a call, the number you will view on your phone from the incoming call is: 800-943-2189.
3.  When allowed by Hamilton County Jail, families can also leave secure voicemails for inmates to listen to.

Fees

  • Adding funds to your account - $3.00 
  • Cost of phone call of a Prepaid Collect Account - $0.21 per minute
  • Cost of an interstate (ex. Kansas to a different state) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost of an intrastate (ex. Kansas to Kansas) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost if you set up your account (or fund it) by phone using a live agent, you will be charged a one-time fee of $5.95.

NCIC Customer Service
Phone - 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069
Email – [email protected]
Full list of participating jails.

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


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Hamilton County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Hamilton County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Hamilton County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Kansas, then choose Hamilton County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Hamilton County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Hamilton County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Hamilton County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Hamilton County.


 

How to Have Remote Video Visits and 'At the Jail' Visits with an Inmate in Hamilton County

To register and sign up for a remote visitation account with correctpay.com to communicate with your Hamilton County Jail inmate, follow the instructions below:

Hamilton County Jail uses the services of correctpay.com (aka JailFunds) for you to schedule and visit your inmate via remote video visitation.

You can ‘video visit’ your inmate one of three ways:

  • Visit from your home computer.
  • Visit from the correctpay VendEngine Kiosk in the Hamilton County Jail lobby.
  • Visit by using the JailFunds iphone or Android app

Begin the process to schedule a visit:

  • Register by creating an account.
  • Add a payment method.
  • Select Kansas
  • Select Hamilton County Jail
  • Select your inmate
  • Schedule a visit.

24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364

For all the information on remote video visits and 'at the jail' visitation for Hamilton County Jail, including fees, schedules, how it works and more, check out our Visit Inmate Page.


 

How to Send a Secure Email or Text Message to an Inmate in Hamilton County

To send a secure email message and digital photos to an inmate in Hamilton County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with correctpay by creating an account.
  • Select Kansas, then select Hamilton 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.
  • 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... So be careful what you write.
  • Uploading photos to Inmate’s email
    Make sure the file size is less than 5MB.
    Also make sure your file is a .jpg, .jpeg or .gif.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Hamilton County Jail and send them photos, check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Hamilton County. 
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