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Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center Inmate Search

How to Search for an Inmate in Johnson County Kansas

One of the fastest ways to find out if a person is in jail is to check online. The Johnson County Jail system provides an Inmate Search page for this purpose.

When the page opens:

Click on “Show Currently in Custody”. (This will list all inmates that are in jail right now)

Enter the person’s last name.

Enter the person’s first name.

Click on “Search”.

TIP – You can also enter the first two or more letters of the last name and click on “Search”. All inmates whose names begin with the letters you entered will be listed. This gives you a longer list to look through, but is a good tool if you are unsure of the name spelling.

NOTE – If the inmate does not appear, it is possible he/she has been released.

Click on “Show Previous Booking History (3 years)” and click “Search”. A list of all people booked in the last three years will appear. You can scroll down the list to check for your inmate.


Select your inmate from the list and click on the last name to view:

  • Mugshot (Can help verify that you are reading about the correct inmate). 
  • Inmate’s Name
  • Criminal File Number
  • Birthdate
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Detention Center Location and Address (Where the inmate is housed).
  • Visitation Times - (When you can visit the inmate)
  • Booking Date - (When was the inmate booked into jail)
  • Charge Information - (Which criminal charges against the inmate)
  • Bond Information - (If there is a bond and how much it is)
  • Court Dates - (When is the inmate scheduled to go to court?)
  • Court Location
  • Date and Time of Hearing
  • Disposition of Hearings – (Sentenced, pre-trial hearing, trial, etc.)



If you are interested in also learning more about the court case, go to the Johnson County Public Records page.

Click on “Criminal/Juvenile/Traffic”.

Enter the exact case number or exact name of defendant


Enter a partial name

Now choose between the:

Case Number/Exact Name Search” – This will list the requested case

Partial Name Search” – This will list cases where the defendant’s name starts with the letters you entered.

Click on the blue-link case number to the side of the page to view:

  • Defendant’s Name
  • Case Number
  • Race/Sex/Date of Birth
  • Name of Attorneys
  • Name of Judge
  • Name of Probation Officer (If Applicable)
  • Status of Case
  • Criminal Charge
  • Plea
  • Finding
  • Sentencing Date
  • Disposition (Jail time, probation, length of sentence, etc.)

For additional information about the case call the District Court - (913) 715-5000.

With more than 9,000 jails and prisons across the country, trying to locate an inmate can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. On this page, you will find the Johnson County inmate search, inmate lists, inmate roster, arrest reports and/or booking information for the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center in the city of Olathe, Johnson County in the state of Kansas.

With a minimal amount of information about the inmate and some patience, on jailexchange.com you can:


Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center

If you are certain your inmate is in Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center, or at the very least in Johnson County, go to this page to search for them.

If the Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call Jail: 913-715-5100 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center is "open" 24-hours-a-day. When you call, give the staff member the name of who you are looking for and a birthdate or age if you have it. That person will let you know if your inmate is there.

At minimum you will need a first and last name. If you can provide the middle name or initial that is even better. In a perfect world you will also have the inmate's birthdate, but if not, an estimated age will help.

If you are not sure what county jail the inmate is located in, it helps to at least know the geographic area. Knowing what state the inmate is in is good; knowing which county is even better.

In some cases, there will be more than one possibility. Use patience and check them all. Go here to get started on a search for any jail in the state of Kansas or go to this page to begin a search for all jails in the United States.

If your inmate has been charged but not yet convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, he or she will most likely be held in Johnson County within the county where the crime occurred. If you only have the city name, look up the city's police department, call and ask them if they keep inmates at a local jail or send them to the county jail. If they are sent to the Johnson County Jail, either look them up here or call Jail: 913-715-5100 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Johnson County Jail until transport to a Kansas State Prison is available. Inmates sentenced to less than one year incarceration or those convicted to serve time for misdemeanors will do their time in the Johnson County Jail system.

Jailexchange.com has a complete page of all available information to assist families and friends of inmates in Johnson County Jail - Olathe Detention Center and every other jail, prison and juvenile detention center in America.

How to find an Inmate already convicted of a felony and sentenced in the state of Kansas

State Inmate

Most states have Department of Corrections websites that allow you to type in a felon's first and last name and pull up inmates in that state. Go to this page for inmates in Kansas. If you need to find an inmate in another state prison system, go here.

When you click next to the inmate's name or on a link, it will show you which jail or prison the inmate is housed in. If the inmate is no longer incarcerated, but is on parole/probation or discharged, it will tell you that as well. In addition, many state prison inmate pages show recent mug shots.

Federal Inmate

The federal prison system has its own inmate locator called the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator.

Type in the inmate's name and it will tell you where he or she is incarcerated and their projected release date. It also lists released federal prison inmates and the date they were released.

Federal inmates who are moved from one prison to another will show as "No longer in federal custody" on the system until they reach their next federal prison destination. This movement can take a few days to several months to complete, so keep checking back to find out where the inmate was taken.

ICE Inmates

The ICE Detainee Lookup allows friends, family members and interested parties to locate illegal and/or undocumented immigrants that are in the United States without permission.

They are held in detention centers approved by Immigration Custody and Enforcement until their hearing or date they are deported back to their home country.

To look up the detainee, users need the full legal name the person used upon their arrest and the country the person claimed they originated from. It helps to also have the "A-number", which is the number that ICE assigned to them upon their detention, which you can use instead of attempting to type the detainee's name.