Osage County Jail – Lyndon, KS

Osage County Jail is located in Osage County, KS and is the correctional facility for that region. Do you know somebody at Osage County Jail? This guide tells you about everything one might want to know about Osage County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Osage County Jail. How to view Osage County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you advice and information that you’ll need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that might help others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Osage County Jail
702 Ash Street
Lyndon, KS 66451

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 785-828-4991
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you need to find them?

To search who is in jail at Osage County Jail you will have to go to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Osage County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can find information on anybody booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at a different jail you should check our Kansas county jail guide: List of all jails in Kansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is the photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. They will take one and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Osage County Jail inmates are on the website, or you can see them at the Osage County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the prisoner’s name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken down from the Osage County Jail site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, bail is determined by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can 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 are released from jail you must agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you must not leave the area.

Typically, an inmate at Osage County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount all depends on how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to post ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Osage County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it is really easy if you have the money. First, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman may require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Osage County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take between 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the judge still needs to figure out your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and let them know that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring required items with you, for example your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Osage County Jail are always changing, so we suggest that you visit the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Osage County Jail phone number is: 785-828-4991

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and inspected and read by the staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Osage County Jail is:

Osage County Jail
702 Ash Street
Lyndon, KS 66451

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Osage County Jail
702 Ash Street
Lyndon, KS 66451


The mail policy at Osage County Jail changes often, so visit the the Osage County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the court system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on this subject, read: How to Find an Attorney in Osage County

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. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, admitted to the Kansas State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Osage County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You have the ability to access court records via the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are held at the Osage County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Osage County magistrate is the judge that presides on your court case. They do a number of different things, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you can request to receive a copy of the report before sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should access the Osage County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the Osage County court website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Osage County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t see the actual address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in the case. You can 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 state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

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

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Osage County,the Osage County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Osage 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 being incarcerated in Osage County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Osage 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 Osage 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 someone in jail changes, so be sure to check the official website when you send money to an inmate there.

    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 Osage County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Osage 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 Osage 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 spent any time in Osage County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Osage County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Osage County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Osage County Jail
    Osage County Warrant Lookup
    Osage County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Osage County Jail
    Osage County Jail Jobs


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