Lincoln County Jail – Lincoln, KS

Lincoln County Jail is located in Lincoln County, Kansas and is the jail for the region. Looking for someone locked up at Lincoln County Jail? This page gives you information about everything related to Lincoln County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Lincoln County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Lincoln County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and tips that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Lincoln County Jail
116 N 2Nd Street
Lincoln, KS 67455

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 785-524-4479
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and need to find them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Lincoln County Jail you will need to go to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Lincoln County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons who have been arrested, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find the same information on anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be at another county jail you can check our Kansas county jail guide: Kansas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photo, is the picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one full face and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

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Mugshots can be found on the Lincoln County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Lincoln County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in the legal name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken off of the Lincoln County Jail site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

In most cases, prisoners in the Lincoln County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to post 10 percent of the total that was set in order to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it is easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use your assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Lincoln County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, street address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the telephone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take from 30 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will be released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you aren’t late. Only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Lincoln County Jail change often, so it would be wise to check the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Lincoln County Jail phone number is: 785-524-4479

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Lincoln County Jail
116 N 2Nd Street
Lincoln, KS 67455

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lincoln County Jail
116 N 2Nd Street
Lincoln, KS 67455


The inmate mail policy at Lincoln County Jail changes, so we suggest that you visit the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the court system in Lincoln County. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the Kansas State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Kansas.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They include a court case file with a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records related to your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case. They do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you can ask to receive a copy of the 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 during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. 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 taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you should visit the Lincoln County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the website or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you can’t see the street address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Lincoln County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t discover if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Lincoln County,the Lincoln County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Lincoln County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Lincoln County jail is very scary, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 procedure to send money to inmates at Lincoln County Jail is likely to change, so it would be best to double check the official Lincoln County Jail site before 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 Lincoln County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If yes, then please tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Conditions in Lincoln County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Lincoln County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Lincoln County Jail

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    Links and Resources

    Main Lincoln County Jail Website
    Lincoln County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Lincoln County Jail Mugshots
    Lincoln County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Lincoln County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Lincoln County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Lincoln County Jail Inmate Search
    Lincoln County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Lincoln County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Lincoln County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Lincoln County Jail Jobs


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