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Sedgwick County Jail

141 West Elm
Wichita, Kansas 67203
Phone: (316) 383-7205

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If you or someone you know is headed to Sedgewick County Jail, you might be wondering what to expect. Going to jail can be stressful, especially if you have never served time before. While we can't promise your experience will be worry free, having the right information can help you know what to anticipate.

We have interviewed former inmates of Sedgewick County, and have made those interviews available for you to read. You can access these by clicking the links to the left. Take a few minutes to review their stories, so you can learn what life is really like in Sedgewick County Jail.

Holding Cell
When inmates are first booked into Sedgewick County, they are put in holding cell. Former inmates report that the holding cell is very cold and uncomfortable. There are two concrete slabs, a toilet and a sink in each of these areas. There can be from 2-30 inmates in the holding cell at one time, and the officers don't seem to act very concerned about the comfort of inmates during this time.

You can expect to stay for several days in the holding cell as you are processed into the jail. Although the holding cell experience sounds very unappealing, the good news is that moving to your cell in the main part of the jail will probably feel very good after you have had this experience.

Sedgewick County provides inmates with three meals per day. Inmates who are diabetic or pregnant receive three snacks in addition to the meals. The food is rated very poorly. Tuna casserole ranks as one of the least appetizing dishes, and the peach and apple cobblers are inmate favorites.

Another inmate favorite is served on the fifth Sunday of every month: burritos with beans and rice. Inmates who are trustees receive a sack lunch at night which contains 2 sandwiches, a bag of chips, a cookie and milk every night in addition to meals. There are strict rules that prohibit trustees from sharing this food with other inmates. It sounds like it pays to do it what it takes to become a trustee.

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