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The Riley County Jail was occupied on January 18, 2001. There were originally 3 full pods and 2 half pods, which accommodate both male and female inmates. Because the inmate population has steadily increased each year since 2001, the Riley County Commission approved the expansion of the current facility in 2008. Construction on the Northside of the facility added 20 additional cells to the existing facility. The completion of the project was slated for the latter part of 2009. The 5 pods in the facility are designated by letter and color. The Riley County Jail, as of early 2013, had 7 pods wherein confined inmates are housed. Prior to the completion of the new wing, the confined population had a maximum capacity of 127 inmates. The newly completed wing became operational with the opening on March 11, 2011. The total capacity for the facility is now 147.
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Information concerning bonding and criminal charges can be obtained by contacting the Jail directly at 785-537-2112, ext. 1902.
When inmates arrive they are given:
Inmates are offered hygiene supplies when needed and may purchase additional items on commissary.
Inmates can make calls during select hours in the jail if they have money on their inmate account. To place money on an inmate's account, visit Inmate Canteen. This is a third-party system so you will need to contact them if you have further questions.
Come to the Riley County Police Department on the day of release. It is possible the inmate will be released up to 15 minutes early, so it is suggested to be there before the release time.
The Riley County Police Department is located at:1001 S Seth Child RoadManhattan, KS 66502Phone: 785-537-2112
You can write to inmates at any time but messages will not be left for inmates unless it is of emergent nature. You can use Inmate Canteen to text or email your inmate.
All phone calls originating from the inmates' housing area are collect calls. The called number will receive a prerecorded message indicating the call's origin is from the Riley County Jail. The contacted person will then be asked if they will accept the collect call. If the person chooses not to accept the call, simply respond No, and hang up. If the calls persist, the subscriber has the option of blocking the phone of origin by calling RCPD at 785-537-2112, ext. 2551.
Money can be put on an inmate's account one of two ways.
Either of these ways will require the inmate's full name and jail name number. To get the name number, call and ask for it at the jail - 785-537-2112, ext. 1902
Checks and money orders will not be accepted.
Medications must be in the original container with the label intact and the correct number of pills for the prescription. No liquids or expired prescriptions will be accepted into the jail. No bottles with mixed pills will be accepted. All medications will be regulated by the medical staff and will be okayed by the doctor before they are given to the inmate.
Inmates can purchase stamps through commissary but may not be sent any items through the mail other than letters and pictures.
Inmates may be sent books only if they are softcover and are sent directly through Amazon or another book company. Inmates are also given access to our jail library.
You can write a letter to the Riley County Jail located at 1001 S Seth Child Road, Manhattan, KS 66502 addressed to the inmate.
Inmates and their loved ones now have access to video calls between 5:30 am to 10:30 pm. Those wanting to sign up, can visit Inmate Canteen and set up an account.
On Inmate Canteen, using the inmate's personalized name number, visitors can also send money, order commissary, text, and email the inmates through this system.
Video visitation, as well as the extra means of communication, will add extra ways for the inmates to feel connected. This is especially helpful for family or friends who are long distances and can't come to visitation in-person at the department. The more varied times for visitation can also be helpful for those who work during normal visitation hours.
Inmates coming in for a confinement order should bring as few belongings as possible. Cash is not accepted and will be placed in a kiosk system and returned on a debit card. It is highly suggested not to bring cash or change into this facility.
Inmates can bring legal paperwork into the jail only if it pertains to the case they are here for.
Inmates may be sent letters and appropriate pictures. Any pictures with vulgar language or imagery, violence, gang relations or sexual imagery will not be accepted or given to the inmate.
Upon incarceration at Riley County Jail, all inmates are given an inmate handbook and are expected to read and then follow any rule provided. Inmates found breaking the rules will be written up and disciplined according to policy as outlined in the inmate handbook.
The Riley County Jail currently has a nurse on staff Monday through Friday during the day and a doctor who comes once a week. There are also several Corrections Officers trained to do medical protocols in emergency situations.
Detention facilities that use direct supervision have significantly lower rates of assaults, extortions, and lawsuits than the traditional "linear" style of jail management. Staff, by the nature of the facility, are more proactive when problems do arise.
When someone is arrested, they are given a bond amount. They can either pay that amount in full, in exact cash, or they can select a bonding agent. Bonding agents will be chosen by the inmate and jail staff is not able to give any recommendation to one bondsman over another. All bondsmen will charge 10% of the bond amount and will require a cosigner for the inmate that is over the age of 21 and has been employed for over a year.
After inmates are fully booked in, they are given multiple phone calls to try to bond out. If unsuccessful, they will be placed in the housing unit until they see a judge, or they are able to bond out.
Programs are available to all inmates. However, they may be restricted for disciplinary, medical segregation, housing segregation, classification, or security reasons.
Yes, while at the Riley County Jail all court orders are enforced. These orders include "No Contact Orders" and are also enforced during visitation.
Inmates are transported to District or Municipal court whenever they have an appearance. First appearance through District Court is done through a video court system.
Court dates are not given out under any circumstance.
When coming in, inmates can fill out a religious diet contract and it will be followed if approved by our jail commander. Nursing and medical staff will approve medical dietary restrictions.