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Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility

Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility
881 S. Minnesota
Wichita, KS 67211

316-660-9775

The Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility is the main jail in Sedgwick County Kansas. While the police in the cities and towns in Sedgwick County can arrest and detain offenders, the Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility is the facility that is accredited by Kansas to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility is located at:
881 S. Minnesota
Wichita, KS 67211 

It can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 316-660-9775.

The main reason that people call 316-660-9775 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Sedgwick County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Sedgwick County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility has approximately 420 bookings, with a daily average of 21 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 5.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

Go to this page for other jails in Sedgwick County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county.

Unlike the Kansas Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Sedgwick County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Kansas Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Sedgwick County.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.


 

How Do You Send Text or Email Messages to an Inmate in the Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility?

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

Since Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility contracts with JailATM / Prodigy 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 Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility account.
 
Pay for the Prodigy Inmate Messaging Service at Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility.
- Online,
- Over the Phone by calling 866-700-4545,
- Using a Kiosk at Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility.
Pay for the JailATM Inmate Messaging Service at Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility.
- Online,
- Using a Kiosk at Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility.
- Over the phone 877-810-0914.

For all the information you need regarding messaging a Sedgwick 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 an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Sedgwick County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Sedgwick County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Kansas Sedgwick 21


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

881 S. Minnesota
Wichita, KS 67211


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

316-383-8276

INMATE MAIL

Juvenile's first and last name
Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility
881 S. Minnesota
Wichita, KS 67211


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This facility, known as "Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility" is also known as Sedgwick County Department of Corrections, Sedgwick County Juvenile Residential Facility, Kansas, Sedgwick.