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Cherokee County KS Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: March 04, 2020
915 East County Road, Columbus, KS 66725

Cherokee County KS Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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Cherokee County KS Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 620-429-3992

The Cherokee County KS Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 915 East County Road Columbus, KS which is operated locally by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Cherokee County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Columbus Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Cherokee County Jail is a 106 bed facility, focusing on public, staff and inmate safety. Some of her responsibilities include ensuring the secured detention of pre-trial detainees as well as convicted inmates who are serving their sentence or awaiting transport to another facility. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office not only houses our own prisoners, but also those arrested by city police departments within Cherokee County, state agencies, other contract counties in Kansas and the Kansas Department of Corrections.

The jail is responsible for scheduling and arranging inmate extraditions, processing warrants, bonds and commissary, assessing inmates for security risks, ensuring legitimate medical needs are addressed and overseeing our inmate work detail program.

Work Detail inmates are responsible for a wide variety of tasks within the Sheriff's Office, some of which include: assisting in preparing and serving inmate meals, janitorial services, laundry, maintenance, painting, mowing grass, emergency vehicle cleaning and other work deemed appropriate. A Corrections Officer oversees the work detail at all times. All inmates, regardless of whether they are assigned to work detail or not, are responsible for the daily cleaning of cells and prisoner pods.

Inmate Locator

Cherokee County KS Jail publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Kansas. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Cherokee County KS Jail and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 620-429-3992.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Cherokee County KS Jail - Visitation at 915 East County Road, Columbus, KS

  • Monday 9am - 6pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 6pm
  • Thursday 9am - 6pm
  • Friday 9am - 6pm

All visits are non-contact and conducted through a glass partition. This facility may also have a video visitation option, please call 620-429-3992 for more information and updates to the current rules and regulations.

Inmates are allowed 2 visitors per day

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