THE PROCESS WHEN BOOKING OUT OF JAIL
When inmates are eligible to make bond or get out of jail on a Notice to Appear, or being released by the courts, there is a process that must take place.
The inmate is run through NCIC (National Crime Information Center). NCIC is a computerized index of criminal justice information (i.e. - criminal record history information, fugitives, stolen properties, and missing persons and illegal entry into the USA). It is available to Federal, state, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies and is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This procedure can take up to several hours. If NCIC is down, then we must wait until it is operational, as required by Kansas statute. Inmates can not leave until this process is complete.
If the inmate is wanted in another county/state/country, then NCIC would alert the correctional staff at the time the inmate is ran through the system. The correctional staff will contact the agency wanting the individual to verify the validity of the warrant. If the warrant has a bond, then the inmate will have an opportunity to post bond either by posting cash or going through a bondsman. If the inmate is unable to bond on the new charge they will be detained and eventually released to the agency with the hold.
If the inmate is clear through NCIC, the individual is processed out of jail.
Inmates will be moved to booking with all property that they were issued at book-in. All property must be accounted for. The inmates’ property will be returned to the inmate and the inmate will sign the inventory sheet acknowledging that they have received all of their property. Inmates will change into their street clothes. The inmates’ monies will be returned to the inmate in the form of a debit card. Inmates will be taken to the Lobby where they will be released. Booking out may take several hours due to the volume of releases, book-ins and NCIC availability.