Metcalfe County Jail is in Metcalfe County, KY and is the main correctional facility for the region. Know somebody incarcerated at Metcalfe County Jail? This page will tell you information about everything one might want to know about Metcalfe County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Metcalfe County Jail. How to view Metcalfe County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And more…
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips that you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.
Metcalfe County Jail
5640 Greensburg Road
Edmonton, KY 42129
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and need to find them?
Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?
To look up who’s in jail at Metcalfe County Jail you need to click on their web site and do an inmate search.
The Metcalfe County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can get the same information on anyone processed or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If the person you are looking for could possibly be at a different jail you will want to look here: Kentucky Jails
A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Metcalfe County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the person’s full name, and an arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Metcalfe County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you are locked up, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you are required to agree to show up for court, and you must not go out of town.
Usually, an inmate will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may get to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Metcalfe County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Metcalfe County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Metcalfe County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process takes you through each of the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- The first step is that you have to answer some questions, like what is your full name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be given an inmate ID number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- They will let you make a telephone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
issued for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.
To have visitors, you have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to review the official site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should 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, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read by the staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Metcalfe County Jail:
Metcalfe County Jail
5640 Greensburg Road
Edmonton, KY 42129
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Metcalfe County Jail
5640 Greensburg Road
Edmonton, KY 42129
The Metcalfe County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so be sure to check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the complicated legal system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.
For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney in Metcalfe County
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, admitted to the Kentucky State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?
All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court records using the Metcalfe County website, or at the Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Metcalfe County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents related to your case are available at Metcalfe County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees are the costs from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.
A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Remember you are allowed to request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. 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 given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to query the Metcalfe County jail website, and search using:
- Date of birth.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants online or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but bear in mind that you can’t find the actual address, rather the address block they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal records search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug Possession.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not discover if someone had:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
- Any accidents.
- Other 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 in Metcalfe County Jail.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner safety
- Gang activity
- Programs and activities
To get driving records, you have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments may help other people.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Metcalfe County,the Metcalfe County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Metcalfe County Jail is no fun, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Metcalfe County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Metcalfe County Jail 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 someone in jail at Metcalfe County Jail is always changing, so check the official website before you send money to an inmate there.
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 Metcalfe County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Metcalfe County Jail, 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?
If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your experience so that other people will know what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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