Kansas State Jails
Kansas State is located in the western north-central area of the United States of America, ranking 14th amongst the 50 states, Kansas is the second largest mid-western state following Minnesota.
Bordered on the east by Missouri, Oklahoma on the South, Colorado on the West and Nebraska on the North, Kansas has a population of 2.9 million.
Throughout Kansas' 105 counties there are 98 jail facilities with a combined rated capacity of 6,053 inmates. There are no formal standards or jail inspection programs in the state.
Population in Jail:
The crime rate in Kansas is about 3% higher than the national average rate. Property crimes account for around 89.1% of the crime rate in Kansas which is 5% higher than the national rate. The remaining 11.2% are violent crimes and are about 10% lower than other states.
Kansas has a rate 32% lower than the national average of incarcerated adults per 100,000, whilst the average number of probationers per 100,000 people is 59% below the national average whilst Kansas' average number of parolees per 100,000 people is 25% lower than the national average rate.
In 2009 taxpayers paid 12% less than the national average to house inmates on an annual basis at a cost of $25,127 in comparison to the national average of $28,689.
The Geary County Sheriff's Office has a staff of 30 Corrections Officers; this includes the Jail Administrator, a Corrections Lt. and 4 shift sergeants who are responsible for the safety and processing of the inmates. In addition, a food staff of 5 prepares 3 meals each day that the inmates (to include the Juvenile Center) receive.
The Geary County Sheriff's Office operates the jail which houses all inmates in Geary County. The jail can house up to 82 inmates. This includes those subjects (both male and female) who are arrested by the Sheriff Deputies, Junction City Police Department, or the Grandview Plaza Police Department. In addition, the Sheriff's Office has a contract with the Ft. Riley Provost Marshal's Office and the Bureau of Prisons to house their detainees.
There are no phone calls allowed to come into the jail facility for the inmates. The inmates are allowed to purchase calling cards while in custody which allow them phone access