How does the bonding procedure work?

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.

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1. How can I find out if a person has been arrested?
2. Are personal hygiene products provided?
3. How does an inmate call me?
4. How do I pick up a released inmate?
5. Can I leave messages for inmates?
6. How can I keep an inmate from calling me?
7. How can I send money to an inmate?
8. What medications are accepted into the Jail?
9. Is it possible to send stamps, books, magazines, or newspapers?
10. How do I contact someone in the jail?
11. What items are inmates allowed to bring with them?
12. What rules are inmates expected to follow?
13. Are there medical personnel on staff?
14. Why is RCJ a Direct Supervision Facility?
15. How does the bonding procedure work?
16. What is the history of Riley County Jail?
17. How do I contact other Jails in the area?
18. What programs are available in the jail?
19. Are "No Contact Orders" enforced?
20. When are inmates transported to court?
21. Are religious and medical dietary requirements followed?