Mason County Detention Center is located in Mason County, Kentucky and is the jail for that county. Do you know somebody locked up at Mason County Detention Center? This page will tell you about anything a person needs to know about Mason County Detention Center,like: Find out who’s in jail at Mason County Detention Center? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And lots more.
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give information and advice that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that might help other people in the same situation would be appreciated.
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and want to locate them?
Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find them?
In order to find out who is in jail at Mason County Detention Center you will have to visit their web site and do an inmate lookup.
The Mason County Detention Center Inmate Search is an online list of people who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can get the same information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information fast if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If your friend or loved one might be in a different jail you will want to check the other Kentucky county jails in our Kentucky County Jail Guide: Other Jails in Kentucky
A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is the picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They take one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots can be seen online, or you can see them in person at the Mason County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in their legal name, and an arrest date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to get your mugshot erased from the Mason County Detention Center site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you are locked up, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are are released you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and you are not permitted to leave town.
In most cases, inmates in the Mason County Detention Center will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.
Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay ten percent of the total set in order to bail out of jail. If you miss your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.
If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.
You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Mason County Detention Center
Have you ever had to find a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.
Speak Your Mind
Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Released On House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process includes these steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
- They will let you make a telephone call so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.
Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any secrets that might help other people make it through the procedure?
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process will take between 15 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get let go. Also, it will depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
In the event there is a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. All visitors must provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so you should visit the official site before you visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely.
The Mason County Detention Center phone number is:
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly print the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Mason County Detention Center, use this address:
Mason County Detention Center
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Mason County Detention Center
The mail policy at Mason County Detention Center changes, so it would be best to double check the official Mason County Detention Center site before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better your chances.
For more information on this, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Mason County
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the Kentucky State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?
Mason County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a court case file with a docket and all of the documents and motions in your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
A Magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrates do different tasks, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind that you should ask to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to even 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 will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been locked up?
You can you need to query the Mason County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:
- Their name.
- Approximate booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the Mason County court website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Mason County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not find the exact address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Mason County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Mason County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
When you do a criminal history search, you won’t be able to find out if that person has had:
- Speeding tickets.
- Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
- 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.
- You have the right to protection from the accused.
- You have the right to notification.
- You have the right to attend proceedings.
- You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- You have the right to restitution.
- You have the right to a speedy trial.
- You 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, yard and pod layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Gang activity
- Prisoner programs and activities
To get this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Mason County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could make it easier for others.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Mason County,the Mason County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Mason County Detention Center is very scary, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat 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 Mason County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Mason 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 inmates at Mason County Detention Center might change, so visit the official Mason County Detention Center site when you send any money.
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 Mason County Detention Center
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Mason 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.
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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.
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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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?
If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so other people will know what to expect.
Things you might want to write in your review:
Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?
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