Topeka is home to the Shawnee County Detention Center. This prison facility serves Topeka and other cities in the Shawnee County area areas. Shawnee County Detention Center is a medium facility The address of record for Shawnee County Detention Center is 501 SE 8th Ave. This is located in Topeka, KS, 66607-1113, a city in Shawnee. Always call the jail to verify that an inmate is at that location and can receive visitors before traveling.
Inmates need contact with their friends and family on the outside. But Jails and Prisons don't make this easy. Some charge inmates up to $14 a minute just to make a long-distance phone call. Fortunately, you can get a local number your inmate can call that will ring your phone and/or those of other family and friends no matter where they live. An inmate can then make their calls using the local number rate while talking to friends and family long distance. This service is provided by Securtel at [Link to Secrutel]. To send mail to an inmate, go to send postcards. Talk with your inmate to learn about the permitted hours for phone calls, rules for sending mail and days and times for visitation, Facilities in KS all have different rules that you'll be required to follow.
Shawnee County Detention Center is a County Jail. It's important to know the type of prison facility because this will largely determine what is permitted. Everything in prison costs money. Soap, toothpaste, phone calls and stamps and envelopes must all be purchased at the commissary. Step one is to get set up with phone service so you can communicate. Then you can learn what an inmate needs and how to properly send it.
Shawnee County Detention Center is in the CST time zone. So make adjustments in your call times if you aren't in that same timezone. The warden at Shawnee County Detention Center is Director Brian W.Cole. The warden may or may not be available to talk to. This will depend on the size of the facility. The current capacity of Shawnee County Detention Center is 452. The total capacity of Shawnee County Detention Center is 557. This can give you an indication of what living conditions are like at Shawnee County Detention Center. It's important for prison families to help each other to help their loved ones inside and out. By sharing information about Shawnee County Detention Center with other families, it will help them avoid mistakes and confusion that no one needs or wants.
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