Labette County Jail – Oswego, KS

Labette County Jail is in Labette County and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Labette County Jail? This site tells you info about anything a person needs to know about Labette County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Labette County court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give information and tips that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Labette County Jail
718 5Th Street
Oswego, KS 67356

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 620-795-2565
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find them?

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Labette County Jail you need to visit their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Labette County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can get info for anybody arrested and booked or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member could possibly be in another county jail you should check the other Kansas county jails in our Kansas County Jail Guide: Kansas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They will take one full face and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the Labette County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Labette County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in the full name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Labette County Jail website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are required not to go out of town.

In most cases, prisoners will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you can be released. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the Labette County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its really easy. First, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman may ask to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer some basic questions, like what is your full legal name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 30 minutes to many hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get released. It also will depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge has to determine the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must start your sentence, you really should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in the log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Labette County Jail frequently change, so you should double-check the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 620-795-2565

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Labette County Jail is:

Labette County Jail
718 5Th Street
Oswego, KS 67356

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Labette County Jail
718 5Th Street
Oswego, KS 67356


The mail policy at Labette County Jail is always changing, so you should double check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, members of the Kansas State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They contain a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records related to your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Labette County court magistrate is the person that presides on your case. They do many different things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to see your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get locked up immediately, or you could receive a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Labette County court website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Labette County jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Labette County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see this information on the internet, but remember that you can’t see the street address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to the Labette County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t discover if that person has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Labette County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Labette County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Labette County Jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the daily routine. You will get an alarm for wake-up each morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Labette County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Labette County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending money to inmates is likely to change, so be sure to visit the official Labette County Jail site before you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Labette County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Labette County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Labette County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

    What to write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell the World All About It

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to find someone you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Labette County Jail Website
    Labette County Jail Inmate Search
    Labette County Jail Mugshots
    Labette County Jail Bail Link

    Labette County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Labette County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Labette County Jail
    Labette County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Labette County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Labette County Jail
    Jobs at Labette County Jail


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