Bourbon County Detention Center – Paris, KY

Bourbon County Detention Center is in Bourbon County and is the primary jail for the region. Do you know somebody locked up in Bourbon County Detention Center? This page will tell you all about everything related to Bourbon County Detention Center,such as: How to locate an inmate at Bourbon County Detention Center. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the info that you’ll need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Bourbon County Detention Center
101 Legion Drive
Paris, KY 40361

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and want to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To find out who is in jail at Bourbon County Detention Center you need to go to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Bourbon County Detention Center Inmate Locator is a list of persons currently in custody, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get information about anyone arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information faster if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one is at another county jail you should look here: Kentucky Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is the photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side-view photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the photos, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can view them at the Bourbon County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter the first and last name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Bourbon County Detention Center website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, bail is determined by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that date you are required not to leave town.

Typically, an inmate at Bourbon County Detention Center are given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set before you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for court, 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 you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman might use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 10 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. It also might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate must figure out the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitation log for the inmate. Each and every visitor must provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to visit the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

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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 form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and inspected by the staff, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Bourbon County Detention Center, use this address:

Bourbon County Detention Center
101 Legion Drive
Paris, KY 40361

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bourbon County Detention Center
101 Legion Drive
Paris, KY 40361


The inmate mail policy at Bourbon County Detention Center changes frequently, so we suggest that you review the official website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system in Bourbon County. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about this subject, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Bourbon County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the Kentucky State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents in your case. You can access your court records using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Bourbon County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents associated with your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that will preside over your case. They do several different things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim. Keep in mind you can ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are required to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can you should go to the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you can’t get the exact address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Bourbon County,the Bourbon County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    Bourbon County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Bourbon County Detention Center is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Bourbon County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Bourbon County Detention Center 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 process for sending money to Bourbon County Detention Center inmates might change, so we suggest that you review the official website before send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    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.

    Inmate Medications

    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.

    Meals

    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.

    Gangs

    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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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Bourbon County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bourbon County Detention Center, 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.

    Apply for a Job at Bourbon County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    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.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • 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.

    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.

    Victim Notification

    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.

    Domestic Violence

    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.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in what you write:

    • Conditions in Bourbon County Detention Center.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Bourbon County Detention Center? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to talk to someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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  1. Jeffrey S. says:

    I was arrested a bogus warrant for child support arrears when there was never a court order, or arrears, and I was on a kidney machine, declared disabled by Social Security, and then a hearing was held to hold my passport – ex parti, and the judge in another state was order by the Judge in Paris to confiscate my US passport. He refused, saying that what are they smoking or drinking in Kentucky, and he gave it back and told me that someone was trying to cut my fingers off for the articles that I wrote about geopolitics and he proceeded to released me from a bail of 30,000 USD and the guard after bail release proceeding in the arresting state drove me to the airport at Dulls Airport in Virginia and I flew away to Azerbaijan, former Soviet Union.

    Strange things happen in Kentucky. It is called home cooking, they make up their own rules and different rules apply to different people.

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