Leavenworth Detention Center

Customer base: U.S. Marshals Service - Facility Type: Maximum-Security, Owned since 1992
  • Capacity1033
  • ACA AccreditedYes
  • PopulationMale & Female

Facility Leader: Linda Thomas, Warden

Linda Thomas, Warden

Linda Thomas was named warden at Leavenworth Detention Center in March 2016. Most recently, Thomas served as warden at Federal Correctional Institution in Edgefield, S.C. She started her corrections career in 1986 as a correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Institution in Seagoville, Texas. Thomas promoted through the ranks, holding multiple leadership roles, including Correctional Services administrator at the Federal Bureau of Prisons headquarters, associate warden, and warden at multiple facilities. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Lane College.

Community Activities

American Red Cross; Adopt-a-Highway; adopt families for the holidays.

Facility 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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May 11, 2015
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Population: Male & Female