Leavenworth County Jail – Leavenworth, KS

Leavenworth County Jail is in Leavenworth County and is the correctional facility for that county. Do you know someone in jail at Leavenworth County Jail? This page gives you about everything you might want to know about Leavenworth County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Leavenworth County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the advice and information that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Leavenworth County Jail
601 South 3Rd Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (913) 684-0789
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and want to contact them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To search who’s in jail at Leavenworth County Jail you will need to click on their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Leavenworth County Jail Inmate List is a list of people who are in jail, including status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find the same information on anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be in another county jail you can check our Kansas county jail guide: List of all county jails in Kansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is a photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side picture. Your name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the Leavenworth County Jail website, or you can see them at the Leavenworth County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to enter the prisoner’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot erased from the Leavenworth County Jail site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to go to your court date, and until then you must not leave the county.

Usually, prisoners at Leavenworth County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set all depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined in order to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Leavenworth County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it’s easy. First of all, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in most cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Leavenworth County Jail

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, 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
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer a bunch of questions, like your legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. This process takes anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get released. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must determine the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you aren’t late. Only bring required items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put into a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Each visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so check the official site before you go to visitation.

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 . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (913) 684-0789

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to write the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read and inspected by the staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Leavenworth County Jail:

Leavenworth County Jail
601 South 3Rd Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Leavenworth County Jail
601 South 3Rd Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048


The mail policy at Leavenworth County Jail changes often, so be sure to double check the the Leavenworth County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find an attorney, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are members of the Kansas State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

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 have a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed. You can access your court case records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Leavenworth County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your court case are maintained at the Leavenworth County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as for example 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 Leavenworth County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case in court. They do different tasks, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to see a copy of the report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, 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, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

You can you need to access the Leavenworth County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Leavenworth 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 ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Leavenworth County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by going to the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered 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 are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to get the exact address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access the court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to the Leavenworth County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, usually will not be able to find out if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Leavenworth County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, 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 a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Leavenworth County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Leavenworth County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do 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 Leavenworth 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 Leavenworth 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 funds to someone in jail changes, so it would be best to visit the official website when you send funds 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 Leavenworth County Jail

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

    • 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 there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so other people will know what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions in Leavenworth County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Leavenworth County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story About Leavenworth County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to find someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Leavenworth County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Leavenworth County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Leavenworth County Jail Inmate Search
    Leavenworth County Warrant Inquiry
    Leavenworth County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Leavenworth County Jail
    Jobs at Leavenworth County Jail


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