Detention Center

Included on this page is information to assist you in dealing with family or friends that are incarcerated within our jail.


The Wabaunsee County Jail has set on site visits they will be limited to visitation on Saturday’s from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  One 15 minute visit per inmate.

The Wabaunsee County Detention Center visitation is ADA compliant. These visits will be recorded and may be monitored during the visit.

Visitation privileges are subject to time allowances or other security factors and may be cancelled at any time with or without notice if deemed necessary by Administration or the Detention Supervisor.

Children will now be allowed to visit inmates at the Wabaunsee County Detention Center. Visitation is for family members only, or by exception of the Sheriff.

Visitors must be appropriately dressed. Persons inappropriately dressed will not be allowed to visit. If an inmate or visitor displays inappropriate behavior, or becomes a threat to the safety of the facility, the visit will be terminated immediately and they may lose their privilege to future visitation.


Inmates are given one initial phone call that is free. This is to attempt to bond or notify someone that they are in custody. Phone calls after this are either a collect call to the party or on a phone card that the inmate can purchase through the jail.


We accept bonds 24 hours a day, seven days a week including holidays. We only accept cash and or surety bonds. We do not handle property bonds. A surety bond is done through a bondsman and you should contact them first, prior to coming to the jail.

Cash bonds are the full amount of the bond as set by the court. Bonding Companies/Agent is by approval of the Court. Copy of bondsman that are approved through Wabaunsee County Courts can be obtained through the courts or a copy is kept on file in the jail.


All correspondence to inmates should be addressed in the inmates name to the below address. Please be advised that all correspondence will be opened and inspected prior to being given to the inmate. Legal mail will be handled within the common practices of the industry.

Wabaunsee County Jail
“Inmates name”
215 Kansas Ave.
Alma, KS 66401

Check with the inmate before sending any items as not all items are allowed in the facility. If the items sent are not allowed, the correspondence will be returned to you. All packaging should be in its original form.


Money must be delivered in person to the facility. No personal checks will be accepted.


Commissary may be purchased by the inmates in the event that they have the funds to do so and no pending expenses to the facility. Family and/or friends may purchase commissary