Sergeant Dianna Gravett is the Labette County Jail Administrator. Her responsibilities include managing the daily operations of the facility as well as coordinating transports with the court system, other county facilities and extradition of out of state prisoners.
The current Labette County Jail facility was built in 1983 with the capacity to hold 40 inmates. The facility was expanded in 1996 and currently has a bed capacity of 84 inmates and holds both local offenders as well as contract offenders for other jurisdictions. Each year the Labette County Jail processes close to 1000 offenders. In 2018, the Labette County Jail processed in 1,002 inmates, with an average daily population of 79 inmates.
The Labette County Jail provides a safe, secure and healthy detention of those ordered by the court to be held. It is the responsibility of all the Labette County Jail staff members to see that these means are attained. This is done with the highest degree of professionalism to ensure the respect of the community. Detention may be for both male and female inmates, pre-trial and post-trial inmates, and offenders serving either misdemeanor sentences or awaiting transportation to the Kansas Department of Corrections for felony sentences.
The Labette County Jail is responsible for the booking procedures of all county arrestees as well as municipal arrests for the cities of Altamont, Chetopa, Oswego and for the City of Parsons when needed. Processing offenders into the facility includes basic booking measures which include photographs, livescan fingerprinting and collection of DNA for qualifying arrestees.
The Labette County Jail Staff consists of: 1 Jail Corporal, 8 Correctional Officers, 2 Transport Deputies, 1 Court Security Deputy, and 2 Food Service Personnel.
The Labette County Jail contracts medical services for inmates thru Advanced Correctional Healthcare (ACH). This facility works diligently with ACH to provide inmates with the best quality of healthcare.
Link to Advanced Correctional Healthcare
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
SCHEDULED PREA AUDIT
The Labette County Jail is being audited to assess compliance with P.R.E.A.; the National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) for Adult Jails/Prisons Facilities. Auditors will be at this facility on the following date(s): July 17th – 18th, 2019.
Information received will be managed confidentially, in accordance with the PREA Standards.
Any person, staff, resident, or others-with information relevant to this compliance audit, or about sexual abuse or sexual harassment at this facility, may confidentially* correspond with the auditor via the following address:
Sweney Group LLC P.O. Box 8840
Omaha NE, 68108
*CONFIDENTIALITY – All correspondence and disclosures during interviews with the auditor are confidential and will not be disclosed unless required by law. There are exceptions when confidentiality must be legally broken. Exceptions include, but are not limited to the following:
PREA a federal law enacted in 2003, was created to eliminate sexual abuse in confinement. The Labette County Jail supports the prevention, detection, reduction, and elimination of sexual assault/abuse and harassment within its facility. This is done through continual process of education, interaction, and enforcement to reduce the possibility of dangerous and harmful behaviors. The Labette County Jail has a zero tolerance policy for sexual assault/abuse and harassment.
Links to PREA Resources
Inmate visitation is held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for Labette County Inmates and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for Contract Inmates.
Visitations are for immediate family only and require photo ID and proof of relationship prior to visiting.
Attorney/inmate visitation is Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays.
Inmate Account Funds
Money orders can be mailed to inmates at the Labette County Jail, 718 5th Street, Oswego, KS 67356 or cash can be taken directly at the facility on Monday thru Friday, between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and during visitation hours on Saturday. Inmate funds must be on the inmate account by 4:00 p.m. on Mondays for inmates to purchase commissary on Tuesday mornings. Inmates can purchase up $65.00 each week in commissary items.
Inmate Phone System
The Inmate Phone System is provided by Securus Technologies. Family and Friends can contact the Securus Customer Service Center at (800) 844-6591 for information or set up an account. Inmates in general population are allowed to place phone calls from the facility between the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Inmates can purchase prepaid phone cards from the commissary.
Link to Securus Technologies
Labette County Sheriff's Office Scam Alert
Our office has recently received several phone calls from a male subject who is impersonating himself as a sergeant with another law enforcement center. He is attempting to find out the last person(s) who bonded out of jail by saying that he needs to speak to them in regards to a criminal investigation they may have information about. This male subject will then attempt to get the phone number of the inmate who has bonded out recently. Our facility has contacted several other agencies in Kansas who have also received similar phone calls. It is believed that this subject is attempting to contact recently bonded out individuals to scam them out of money by telling them that he is with the bonding agency. He then tells them that there has been a mistake in the bond amount posted and the bonding company requires more money. He then tells them that if they do not wire more money immediately, they will be arrested.
We are alerting the public to be aware that this is a SCAM. The Labette County Sheriff's Office does not release personal information such as inmate phone numbers. If our office does need to reach someone who has recently bonded out, we will send a certified letter to that individual.
Below is a link to a similar scam.
Confirm the inmate's charges and bond amount with the Labette County Correctional Staff.
Determine if you wish to pay a cash bond or utilize the services of an authorized bonding agent.
Notify the correctional staff at (620) 795-2565 of your decision.
If you choose to utilize a bonding agent, the 11th Judicial District must approve him or her.
"It is the discretion of the sheriff of any county of this district to accept and approve bonds pursuant to the authority of K.S.A. 22-2806"
The 11th Judicial District of Kansas has approved the following bonding agents:
Link to 11th Judicial District Bonding Agents