Pulaski County Jail – Somerset, KY

Pulaski County Jail is located in Pulaski County, KY and is the main jail for this region. Looking for somebody in Pulaski County Jail? This site gives you info about anything related to Pulaski County Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Pulaski County court information. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer information you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Pulaski County Jail
300 Hail Knob Rd.
Somerset, KY 42503

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to locate them?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To search who’s in jail at Pulaski County Jail you should navigate to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Pulaski County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find information for anyone arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their arrest information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be in a different jail you can look here: Kentucky County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Pulaski County Jail prisoners can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Pulaski County Jail. When viewing online you will have to input the inmate’s legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken down from the Pulaski County Jail website? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will 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 taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is decided by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to go to your court date, and you must not leave the county.

In most cases, inmates will be given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Pulaski County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Pulaski County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will request to use your assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? 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
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some simple questions, like your full name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the telephone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any tips that might help other people to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere between 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the judge must determine your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late. Only bring approved items with you, such as your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put in the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors must provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you check the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get reduced or forbidden completely.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the jail staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Pulaski County Jail is:

Pulaski County Jail
300 Hail Knob Rd.
Somerset, KY 42503

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pulaski County Jail
300 Hail Knob Rd.
Somerset, KY 42503


The mail policy at Pulaski County Jail changes, so visit the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a case file with a docket sheet and every documents in your case. You are able to access your court records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Pulaski County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your court case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. 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 who presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do many different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to access the Pulaski County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the website or you are able to 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 inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Pulaski County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not find the actual address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Pulaski County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find out if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Pulaski County,the Pulaski County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Pulaski County Jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Pulaski County Jail, 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 Pulaski 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 procedure to send money to someone in jail at Pulaski County Jail can change, so be sure to visit the site before you send money to an inmate 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 Pulaski County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pulaski 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.

    Apply for a Job at Pulaski County Jail

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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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:

    • 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.

    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 friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write about your experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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