Osage County Jail
702 Ash Street
Lyndon, KS 66451
The Corrections staff includes a jail sergeant, seven full time jailers, four part time jailers, and a cook.
The jail can house 32 inmates. The jail consists of an office area for the jailers, two holding cells for inmates that are only here to be processed and soon released or for detoxification of inmates that are under the influence of alcohol/drugs, a dayroom that allows inmates to use one television or use phones, or have interaction with other inmates.
The jailers who work in the jail facility have multi-tasked jobs as well. Jailers are expected to process/release inmates, serve the inmates food that is made by the cook, help wash inmate laundry, clean the jail facility, supervise the inmates 24 hours a day for their safety and protection. They do this by performing jail checks which they walk around the jail and make sure that the inmates don’t need anything, that all inmates are well, that inmates are following the rules of the jail, and they usher inmates in and out of visitation on Sundays during visitation hours. Jailers usually prepare supper for the inmates as the cook usually only prepare breakfast and lunch. The jailers also transport inmates that are arrested in other jurisdictions on our arrest warrants, and they take prisoners to court and provide court security.
INMATE VISITATION & INFORMATION
Inmate visitation is held on Sundays from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Visitation time is 20 minutes per inmate. Anyone under the age of 18 must have approval by the Jail Sergeant. Identification is needed and only family members are allowed to visit. The only items accepted for inmates are cash or money orders. All letters, notes, and cards, both incoming and outgoing, must be sent by US Mail. Books brought in will be considered donated to the jail. All items must be approved by the Jail Sergeant prior to being taken to inmates. Our facility is a non-smoking facility. All bonds will be set within 48 hours.