Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center Inmate Phone & Email

Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center

Address:
101 N. Kansas Ave
Olathe, KS 66061

Phone:

Jail: 913-715-5100

Receiving Phone Calls from an Inmate in Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center

There are three Ways to Communicate with an Inmate in the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center by Phone

To get started you must first open an account with GTL Connect Network (aka Viapath Technologies)

  • Advance Pay - This phone account allows you to prepay so that your inmate can call you (and only you) whenever he/she wants and the cost of each call is deducted from your balance. You can even be notified by text when your balance gets low. You still have the option of accepting or rejecting each call.
  • Pin Debit  -  This option allows you to fund an inmate's commissary account and lets him pay for phone calls to you and others with the money. You will have no control over who your inmate calls.
  • Voicemail  -  You can leave a secure voicemail without having to contact the facility. When you call the local phone number for a facility offering Inmate Voicemail (call Customer Service at 877-650-4249 to get the local voicemail number for Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center, you will be informed of the cost for leaving a message. To leave your message, simply select the inmate by ID number. Then, record your voicemail.

How to deposit money for Inmate Communications:

  • Online
  • By phone by calling 877-650-4249
  • Deposit by cash, visa or mc debit and credit cards in the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center lobby kiosk
  • By mail... Check or Money Order made out to:
    AdvancePay Service Department
    P.O. Box 911722
    Denver, CO 80291-1722
  • Cash deposits to ConnectNetwork are also available at 26,000 retail locations nationwide including Walmart, ACE, Kmart, Kroger, and more. You’ll start the payment process online in your ConnectNetwork account, then complete your transaction with cash at a participating local retail store. Plus, many of these stores are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Find a retail store near you.

How to get phone Calls from your inmate at Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center

** REMINDER: You cannot call your inmate. They have to phone you.

PRE-PAYING

Using GTL you have the option of either:
- pre-paying directly into your inmate's account where they decide who to call, or
- pre-paying, where you control all phone costs and all calls come only to you.

Prepaid Option #1
If you deposit money online in the INMATE ACCOUNT, than they have the freedom to spend the money on phone calls to anyone, or any other communications services available at Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center.

Prepaid Option #2
With the FRIENDS & FAMILY ACCOUNT, you control all communication services such as phone calls, video visits and messaging. Your inmate can only call the phone number you want.

Emailing or Texting an Inmate in Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center with Prodigy / Jail ATM Phone Services

Since Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center contracts with JailATMProdigy Telephone Solutions. they either already or will soon provide you and your inmate the ability to use their Messaging Service to send and receive electronic messages. Try both Jail ATM & Prodigy. They are in the midst of a merger and one or the other will be handling this jail's account.


Depending on the facility, inmates can either view messages from you by:

  • Viewing it on a device at the jail,
  • Viewing it on a Kiosk in their unit,
  • Print it out, and/or
  • Respond electronically.

Pay for the Prodigy Inmate Messaging Service at Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center.
- Online,
- Over the Phone by calling 866-700-4545,
- Using a Kiosk at Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center.
Pay for the JailATM Inmate Messaging Service at Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center.
- Online,
- Using a Kiosk at Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center.
- Over the phone by calling 877-810-0914.

How much does it cost to send and receive messages?
Rates to send messages vary and are subject to change.
The typical cost is $1.00 per message, plus $1.00 per photo and $3.00 per 30 second video when available.
Step 1 - Sign in or create an account to find your facility.
Step 2 - Fund Account

NOTE: By turning on messaging, you will fund your account with $5.00 and authorize Prodigy / Jail ATM to charge your payment method for the same amount if you send a message or receive a collect message and do not have enough money.

Important Tips About Jail Phone Calls

If you were unable to find the information you were looking for on this page, call Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center at Jail: 913-715-5100 and ask their policies on getting phone calls from your inmate.

Many jails and prisons are increasingly restricting the amount of time that an inmate can use the phone by placing daily and monthly limits, so try to pace yourself and not use up all your time at the beginning of the month.

Jails limit an inmate's phone time to certain hours of the day, so it is important you keep a regular schedule that works for both you and your inmate.

If your inmate does not call you during the time you both have scheduled, don't panic. There are often long lines for phone use. When a jail is on lockdown due to a fight or other security issue they do not allow the phones to be used.

Phones are the only way for an inmate to hear your voice and temporarily 'escape' the loneliness of incarceration, so use your time well. Arguing about anything will leave you both feeling empty and guilty, so avoid it at all costs.

All phone conversations are recorded. 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 phone providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.

Click here to view the jail website for additional information. 

How Do You Communicate with an Inmate in the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center by Phone

Follow these instructions on how to open an account with GTL Connect Network (aka Viapath Technologies)

  • Advance Pay - This phone account allows you to prepay so that your inmate can call you (and only you) whenever he/she wants and the cost of each call is deducted from your balance. You can even be notified by text when your balance gets low. You still have the option of accepting or rejecting each call.
  • Pin Debit  -  This option allows you to fund an inmate's commissary account and lets him pay for phone calls to you and others with the money. You will have no control over who your inmate calls.
  • Voicemail  -  You can leave a secure voicemail without having to contact the facility. When you call the local phone number for a facility offering Inmate Voicemail (call Customer Service at 877-650-4249 to get the local voicemail number for Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center, you will be informed of the cost for leaving a message. To leave your message, simply select the inmate by ID number. Then, record your voicemail.

For full instructions on the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center Inmate Phone Syste, what the costs are, how it works, and tips and guidelines on rules, regulations and saving money on calls, check out our Send Money Page.


 

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

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Kansas, then choose Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center
  • 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 Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Johnson 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 Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Johnson County.


 

How Do You Send Text or Email Messages to an Inmate in the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center?

To send messages to a Johnson County inmate follow these instructions:

Since Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center contracts with JailATMProdigy Telephone Solutions. they either already or will soon provide you and your inmate the ability to use their Messaging Service to send and receive electronic messages. Try both Jail ATM & Prodigy. They are in the midst of a merger and one or the other will be handling the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center account.
 

Pay for the Prodigy Inmate Messaging Service at Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center.
- Online,
- Over the Phone by calling 866-700-4545,
- Using a Kiosk at Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center.
Pay for the JailATM Inmate Messaging Service at Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center.
- Online,
- Using a Kiosk at Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center.
- Over the phone 877-810-0914.

For all the information you need regarding messaging a Johnson County inmate at the jail, including how it's done, how much it costs, rules and regulations and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: All of your communication with an inmate is recorded. Use discretion in what you discuss.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Johnson County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Johnson County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Kansas, then choose Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Johnson 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 Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Johnson County.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I open an inmate phone account at the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center?
The Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center uses a third-party phone service called GTL Connect Network. If you want to communicate by phone with your inmate, you have to first open an account with GTL. They have three different types of accounts: (1)AdvancePay - which is a prepaid collect calling service which allows an inmate to call your phone number using funds that you deposit. (2)PIN Debit - which allows an inmate to call direct to anyone they choose using money that you have deposited for them, or they can use money from their commissary or trust account to purchase prepaid phone credits. (3)Inmate Voicemail - In order to leave a voicemail for your inmate you must have an active AdvancePay Account. To leave a voicemail message you will call a local number that Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center has set up, select their Inmate ID, then record the message you want to leave them. To find out the phone number you call to leave a message, call Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center at Jail: 913-715-5100 or call GTL Connect Network at 877-650-4249. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center.

How much does it cost for an inmate to make a phone call from the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center?
Phone call rates from your inmate in the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center to you vary and are subject to change, but in general the costs are as follows: AdvancePay Phone Calls - $0.21 per minute. PIN Debit Phone Calls - $0.21 per minute. Traditional Collect Phone Calls - $0.25 per minute. VOICEMAIL Message (one minute max) - $1.00 per minute. Learn more about how much phone calls cost in the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center, or call GTL Connect Network at 877-650-4249.

Can inmate phone calls from the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center connect to my mobile phone number?
Yes. When an inmate in the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center calls you using a GTL Connect Network phone service's AdvancePay or PIN Debit account, the calls can connect to your cell phone. Learn more about how to set up a phone account for an inmate in the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center.

Why is my Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center phone status blocked?
If your phone status at the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center is showing being BLOCKED, there could be several reasons for this: (1)There are not enough funds on your AdvancePay or PIN Debit Account, (2)You have a new telephone number, and a restriction could be on your line, (3)You may have accidentally pressed the incorrect number when attempting to accept the incoming call and you may have blocked your line, (4)In the past you may have requested to have a block placed on your phone and you never had it removed. On any of these issues of your phone being blocked, you can resolve them by calling GTL Connect Network at 877-650-4249. Learn more about how to unblock a phone in the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center.

Are phone calls with an inmate at the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center recorded?
Yes. All phone calls with an inmate in the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center are recorded. All calls except those with their lawyer. Everything you say and do are going to be heard and recorded by the jail staff. If you discuss your inmate's pending criminal case or any criminal activity, you can be assured that the conversation will end up being sent to the prosecutor and/or other law enforcement. Learn more about inmate phone calling privacy tips with an inmate in the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center.

How do I control all phone calls with an inmate in Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center?
In order to have full control over the phone expenses and who your inmate can call while in the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center, you need to open a GTL AdvancePay phone account. With this type of account, when you deposit money, your inmate can only call your phone number. However, since your inmate can also purchase prepaid phone time through commissary, they can use the prepaid account to phone whoever they choose, as long as the person or number is not blocked by Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center. Learn more about how to control your inmate's phone calls in the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center.

How do I make a deposit into a Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center inmate's phone account?
GTL Connect network has five different options for making deposits for your inmate's phone account: (1) Online, at the GTL Connect network website. (2) By phone - Call - 877-650-4249. (3) At the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center lobby kiosk. (4) By mailing a check or money order to: AdvancePay Service Department - P.O. Box 911722 - Denver, CO 80291-1722. (5) Walk-in retail locations such as Western Union Quick Collect [Blue Form], Walmart, ACE, Kmart, Kroger,  and more. Learn more about how to deposit money for an inmate's phone account in the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center.

Who is ViaPath Technologies?
GTL Connect Network and their sister company GTL gettingout are currently undergoing a merger and rebranding into a single entity called ViaPath Technologies. During this transition, all of the current services, links and prices will remain the same. Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center, and family members and friends of inmates will not see any changes during the transition, as it will be a slow, measured, seamless process. The end result will be a more responsive company with even better services for you and your inmates.

Do inmates in the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center have access to tablets?
Yes. Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center is transitioning to having free tablets available to all inmates for basic services. In addition, you will be able to purchase tablet subscriptions which will include, music, movie streaming, educational programming, legal research and more. Learn more about how to rent a tablet for an inmate in the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center.