Lane County Jail – Dighton, KS

Lane County Jail is located in Lane County, Kansas and is the correctional facility for the county. Looking for somebody in Lane County Jail? This site tells you info about everything related to Lane County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Lane County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and tips that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Lane County Jail
144 S Lane
Dighton, KS 67839

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 620-397-2828
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and need to find out where they are?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Lane County Jail you will have to click on their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Lane County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can also get info about anybody arrested and processed or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be in a different jail you can check our guide to other Kansas jails: Kansas County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Lane County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the prisoner’s name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Lane County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until then you are not permitted to leave town.

Usually, a prisoner in the Lane County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to stay the jail at the end of the day after work, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to post 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the Lane County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s very simple to do. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman might request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Lane County

Have you ever had to use a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the phone in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take? How were you treated? Do you know any tips that will help others make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get released. Also, it can depend on whether you have a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to decide on your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, and let them know that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring approved items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you review the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Lane County Jail phone number is: 620-397-2828

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of delivery. You have to print the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the jail officers, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Lane County Jail, use this address:

Lane County Jail
144 S Lane
Dighton, KS 67839

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lane County Jail
144 S Lane
Dighton, KS 67839


The mail policy at Lane County Jail is always changing, so it would be best to review the official Lane County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really 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 understand the legal system in your county. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a court case file containing a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You are able to access your court records with the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents associated with your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Lane County magistrate is the person that rules over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will consider when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to 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 will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Lane County jail website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Lane County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t get the exact address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that contains a docket and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t see if that person has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lane County,the Lane County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Lane County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Lane County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Expect an alarm for wake-up at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Lane 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 Lane 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 process for sending money to someone in jail changes, so it would be best to double check the official website when you send any funds.

    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 Lane County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lane 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 Lane County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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 locked up in this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down what you experienced because others will know what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

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

    Say Hello to people locked up at Lane County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Lane County Jail Link
    Lane County Jail Inmate Search
    View Lane County Jail Mugshots
    Lane County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Lane County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Lane County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Lane County Jail
    Lane County Warrant Inquiry
    Lane County Jail Arrests
    Lane County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Lane County Jail Jobs


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