Leavenworth Detention Center
100 Highway Terrace
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Fax: 913-727-2231 Career Information Line: 866-628-9478
Facility Public Information Officer: Connie Parish, Connie.Parish@cca.com
Facility Type: Male & Female, Maximum-Security, Owned since 1992
Warden: Shelton Richardson
Warden Shelton Richardson was named warden in October 2007. He comes to Leavenworth Detention Center from the Correctional Treatment Facility at Washington, D.C. He worked there two years, most recently as assistant warden, and initially as assistant chief of security. He also worked at the Houston Processing Center as a detention officer. He joined Corrections Corporation of America in August 2004 after rising through the ranks of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. His last position before retiring from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice was as senior warden of the Richard P. Leblanc Pre-Release Substance Abuse Facility at Beaumont, Texas. There he supervised 255 employees and 1,100 offenders. Warden Richardson has served as warden at numerous other Texas facilities.
Total beds: 1126
U.S. Marshals Service
ACA Accreditation: Yes
American Red Cross; Adopt-a-Highway; adopt families for the holidays.
Our facility became a tobacco-product free facility as of April 18, 2011. This applies to all staff, attorney, and visitors who come to the facility
The visitation schedule, which is subject to change, is based on the inmate's housing assignment. To get the most up-to-date schedule, please call (913) 727-3246, (913) 680-6804 or (913) 680-6887. Inmates are allowed one 30-minute visit a week; those housed in the workers' pods may request, through the warden or assistant warden, a one-hour visit per week. The visits are non-contact; the majority of visits are by phone through a glass, but some are video visits that need to be scheduled ahead of time.
Visitors must be on the inmate's visitation list, which the prisoner generates with a member of his unit team. Five adults may be on the visitation list at any given time, but only three visitors are allowed in the visitation room at a time, including children of any age.
To enter the facility, any visitor 18 and older needs valid picture identification, such as a driver's license. All visitors are subject to search and inspection of all personal items and must go through a metal detector. Visitors must not have contraband, which includes weapons, drugs, tobacco, electronic devices to include cell phones, and handcuff keys. Visits may be terminated by a shift supervisor or above if it is believed a visitor's behavior is detrimental to the safety and security of the facility.
Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Those with infants may bring in one diaper and a bottle of formula or milk.
Generally speaking, garments should be conservative and modest. The following are prohibited: shorts shorter than mid-thigh; see-through clothing or clothes with holes or cuts; orange clothing; spandex, tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, body suits, bare midriffs and swim suits; clothing depicting nudity, pornography, gang affiliation or discrimination; hats; flip-flops or open-toed shoes. Women may wear skirts or dresses, but they must be no shorter than mid-thigh when seated. Slits shall not extend higher than mid-thigh when seated. Top of clothing shall be no lower than the underarm in front and back. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times. These rules are meant to be representative, not all-encompassing. A shift supervisor may determine that a visitor's attire is not appropriate to enter the institution.
Envelopes with mail must include the inmate's name and federal register number. Those without a number will be returned to sender. Inmates may receive photographs, but they must not show any nudity, penetration, crime, gang signs, drugs or drug usage. Stamps, blank paper, envelopes, blank cards, self-addressed stamped envelopes, calling cards, credit cards, stickers of any kind, cards with sound and fake cash are not accepted and should not be mailed in. All publications must be sent directly from a nationally recognized publisher or book store. Receipts must accompany all books/magazines mailed into the facility. No used books/magazines will be allowed. No more than three books and/or magazines may be received in any one shipment. These rules are meant to be representative, not all-encompassing. For more specific information, you may call (913) 680-6860, (913) 727-3246 or (913) 680-6804.
Inmate funds should not be sent to this facility. Please see the directions provided below for money transfer.
Facility IT-related inquiries may be directed toward Wayne Hall via phone, (913) 680-6888, or e-mail, Wayne.Hall@cca.com.
Awards: Accreditation by the American Correctional Association (ACA) and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC); Leavenworth County Development Corporation Economic Development award; Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce Economic Development award.
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