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 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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