Linn County Jail is located in Linn County and is the jail for this area. Do you know somebody in Linn County Jail? This page will tell you information about anything related to Linn County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Linn County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a question, just ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.
Linn County Jail
107 S. 4Th
Mound City, KS 66056
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and need to find them?
Has somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
To find out who is in jail at Linn County Jail you will have to click on their web site and do an inmate lookup.
The Linn County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people currently in custody, including current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find the same information about anyone processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get their arrest information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you are looking for might be in another jail you can look here: Kansas County Jails Directory
A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is a picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be stored.
Mugshots of Linn County Jail inmates can be viewed on the Linn County Jail website, or you can view them at the Linn County Jail. When viewing online you will need to enter the inmate’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Linn County Jail website? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For more information about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, once you are in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is decided by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you are are released you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to leave the area.
Typically, prisoners are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Bail is money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to post ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, that person will not get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.
If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually have a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will require that they use your assets as collateral.
To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Linn County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- Firstly, you must answer some questions, like your legal name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
- You will get to use the telephone to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.
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Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must determine how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, expect to be discharged that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the sheriff has a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring approved 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, as well as the official sentencing order.
To have visitors, you have to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered in a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Linn County Jail change often, so make sure that you review the official jail site before you go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are usually more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.
The Linn County Jail phone number is:
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and inspected by staff, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.
The mailing address for Linn County Jail is:
Linn County Jail
107 S. 4Th
Mound City, KS 66056
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Linn County Jail
107 S. 4Th
Mound City, KS 66056
The Linn County Jail mail policy can change, so be sure to visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the complicated legal system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.
For more information on this, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Linn County
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?
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 file with a docket and all documents and motions that have been filed. You are able to access court records via the website, or by going to the Linn County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Linn County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records associated with your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court costs and court fees are the charges from your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. 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.
A Magistrate is the judge who presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Be sure to remember that you should request to receive a copy of this report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.
Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?
You can you will have to go to the Linn County jail website, and search using:
- Their name.
- Date of birth.
- Approximate booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person 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.
If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is available to anyone.
Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the website, but remember that you will not be able to get the exact address, but only the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records. They include a case file containing a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to the Linn County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find out if someone had:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Traffic accidents.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Commissary and food
- Other Inmates.
- Gang activity
- Programs and activities
To search for driving records, you must do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback might make it easier for others.
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Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Linn County,the Linn County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that spending time in Linn County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to 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 Linn County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Linn 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 rules for sending funds to jail inmates is likely to change, so review the the Linn County Jail website when send funds to someone in jail there.
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.
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.
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.
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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Types of Jobs at Linn County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Linn 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.
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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.
Speak Your Mind
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been a prisoner in Linn County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?
If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience so other people will know what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?
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