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 900 offenders. In 2019, the Labette County Jail processed in 825 inmates, with an average daily population of 80 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 administrator, 1 Jail Sergeant, 1 Jail Corporal, 8 Correctional Officers, 1 Transport Deputies, 1 Court Security Deputy, and 2 Food Service Personnel.
After careful consideration and in our continued response to the concern of the
COVID-19 Disease, the Labette County Jail will implement the following provisions as part of a containment and mitigation strategy and pandemic response plan to prevent and/or isolate the occurrence of the disease within our facility.
On July 13th, 2020, the Labette County Jail was notified of two offenders testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. Under the supervision of the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, the facility will be under quarantine until the facility has two consecutive weeks of all staff and inmates testing negative for the virus.
LABETTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE is initiating the following restrictions to continue in our effort to prevent community and facility spread of the COVID-19 virus.
This includes but not limited to the following...
Inmate family visitation has been suspended until KDHE has released the facility from quarantine
Jail ministry volunteers will be suspended until further notice.
Inmate Attorneys, Drug & Alcohol/Psychological/Children & Family Services/Bonding Agents will not be allowed into the facility until further notice. Attorneys/counselors please contact the jail and arrange to visit your inmate client(s) by video. Bonding Agents please remain in the lobby area and a jail officer will assist you.
(Exclusions - jail officers, kitchen staff, county maintenance staff and contract medical staff - under the Kansas Essential Function Framework to the daily operations of the facility.)
Thank you for being patient during this time as the health of our offenders as well as the general public and our staff members is our highest concern.
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)
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. [22-2802(4) Any person charged with a crime who is released on a cash bond shall be entitled to a refund of all moneys paid for the cash bond, after deduction of any outstanding restitution, costs, fines and fees, after the final disposition of the criminal case if the person complies with all requirements to appear in court.]
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