Visitors to Sedgwick County Jail will see changes Monday

Sedgwick County Detention Facility

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WICHITA, Kansas – Each month, thousands of people visit the inmates at the Sedgwick County Jail, but starting Monday, they’re in for a change.

Visitors will have to store almost all their items in a locker before they’ll be allowed inside.

The only things they can take in with them are a wallet, locker key and identification

The sheriff’s office says its because of people who have concealed carry permits.

“Because of the change to the carry conceal law allowing people to have a carry conceal permit to go into an unsecured government building, we are going to begin securing that inner portion of the lobby for obvious reasons. That’s not a place we want to have firearms,” said Lt. David Mattingly, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office.

Visitors with babies will be allowed to take a couple other items inside.

One bottle and two diapers, but no strollers or carriers.

The lockers cost a quarter, but you get the quarter back when you return the key.

Restricted items include: Cell phones, cameras, electronics of any kind, strollers, baby carriers, bags and backpacks

 

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